21 Dec 2021
Health Patch With Core Body Temperature Measurement
Recon Health announced its partnership with greenTEG to integrate greenTEG's proprietary CALERA core body temperature sensor solution for continuous and non-invasive core body temperature measurement into Recon Health's Virtual Care Patch for remote patient monitoring and diagnostics.
1 Dec 2021
Exaddon is a metal microscale additive manufacturing company based in Switzerland. IDTechEx spoke to Edward White, Marketing Manager at Exaddon.
25 Nov 2021
Microbots Treat Neurological Disease by Intra-Nasal Administration
Researchers have developed a magnetically powered human nuclear transfer stem cells-based microrobot and a method of minimally invasive delivery of therapeutic agents into the brain via the intranasal pathway. And they also accomplished transplanting the developed stem cell-based microrobot into brain tissue through the intranasal pathway that bypasses the blood-brain barrier.
16 Nov 2021
Synhelion SA is a Swiss cleantech developing synthetic fuels (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel) from concentrated solar heat, water, and carbon dioxide. In October 2021, IDTechEx technology analyst Dr. Hydra Rodrigues spoke to Carmen Murer, Head of Corporate Communication at Synhelion.
5 Nov 2021
Producing Carbon-Neutral Transportation Fuels From Sunlight and Air
Researchers have developed the process technology that can produce carbon-neutral transportation fuels from sunlight and air. Now they demonstrate the stable and reliable operation of the solar mini-refinery under real on-sun conditions. And they show a way to introduce solar fuels to the market without additional carbon taxes.
2 Sep 2021
Energy Harvesting Wooden Floors
Researchers from Switzerland are tapping into an unexpected energy source right under our feet: wooden floorings. Their nanogenerator enables wood to generate energy from our footfalls. They also improved the wood used in the their nanogenerator with a combination of a silicone coating and embedded nanocrystals, resulting in a device that was 80 times more efficient—enough to power LED lightbulbs and small electronics.
30 Jul 2021
First 3D Printed and Unreinforced Concrete Bridge
3D printing can be used to build load-bearing concrete structures that require significantly less material and no steel reinforcement or mortar. Architects and engineers have showed how this works with a footbridge in Venice.
13 Jul 2021
greenTEG is a start-up that is developing flexible thermoelectric generators, spun out of ETH in Zurich
10 May 2021
A Material Keyboard Made of Graphene
Researchers have succeeded in turning specially prepared graphene flakes either into insulators or into superconductors by applying an electric voltage. This technique even works locally, meaning that in the same graphene flake regions with completely different physical properties can be realized side by side.
17 Mar 2021
Energy Harvesting Smart Floors
Researchers have made wood compressible and turned it into a micro-generator. When it is loaded, an electrical voltage is generated. In this way, the wood can serve as a bio-sensor - or generate usable energy. The latest highlight: To ensure that the process does not require aggressive chemicals, naturally occurring wood-degrading fungi take over the task of modifying the wood.
17 Feb 2021
A Magnetic Twist to Graphene
Structures made of rotated, ultra-thin materials provide a rich solid-state platform for designing novel devices. In particular, slightly twisted graphene layers have recently been shown to have exciting unconventional properties, that can ultimately lead to a new family of materials for quantum technologies.
9 Feb 2021
3D Printed Bioresorbable Airway Stent
A research team is using 3D printing to produce a new type of bioresorbable airway stent. This could greatly simplify the future treatment of upper airway obstruction.
2 Dec 2020
Spotlight Therapeutics $30M Funding for Non-viral CRISPR Gene Editing
Spotlight Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing non-viral gene editing therapeutics for direct in vivo editing of target genes, closed its Series A financing bringing the total raised to $30 million.
28 Oct 2020
iniVation offer event-based vision sensors and the associated software. These sensors enable ultra-low response latency, low data rates, high dynamic range, and low power consumption by having pixels asynchronously report whenever they experience a change in light intensity.
26 Oct 2020
Turning Streetwear Into Solar Power Plants
Researchers have succeeded in developing a material that works like a luminescent solar concentrator and can even be applied to textiles. This opens up numerous possibilities for producing energy directly where it is needed, i.e. in the use of everyday electronics.
19 Aug 2020
Scrona is an early stage Swiss company that has developed a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) that enables very high resolution (<1 um) electrohydrodynamic printing via 1000s of independently controllable nozzles simultaneously. This exciting technology breaks the current trade-off between printing speed and resolution.
7 May 2020
Boston Materials has developed z-axis reinforcement for composite applications. IDTechEx spoke with Anvesh Gurijala (CEO)
7 May 2020
European Collaboration on Innovative Membrane-less Redox Flow Battery
The EU recently awarded €4Million to the MELODY consortium, to develop low cost, innovative batteries for large-scale energy storage, as part of the Horizon 2020 program 'Advanced Redox Flow Batteries for stationary energy storage.'
4 May 2020
Researchers Put Proximity Tracing App to the Test
Over the past two weeks, EPFL computer scientists have been testing and refining the smartphone-based system developed by the international Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing project (DP3T), with the help of the Swiss Army. Their goal: to optimize the app's ability to alert users after they've been in contact with someone contagious with COVID-19, while building trust around the open system.
3 Apr 2020
Printing Complex Cellulose Based Objects
Researchers have set a new world record: they 3D printed complex objects with higher cellulose content than that of any other additively manufactured cellulose-based parts. To achieve this, they used a clever trick.