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Drug Discovery Made in Switzerland

Drug discovery has come a long way from guess work to a structural and targeted approach to finding new and better remedies. To develop new drugs, companies need to stay up to date about the latest discoveries in genomics, proteomics, structural or quantitative biology.

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Robotics: Innovation and R&D in Switzerland

Forbes recently called Switzerland “the Silicon Valley of Robotics” and said the country has “emerged as a serious competitor to California for the technologies, people and funding that will power the world’s fourth socio-economic revolution”. Find out why.

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Structure-based Drug Discovery Drives the Development of Novel Treatment Options

Drug development is a long and unpredictable process that requires high levels of investment, endurance and state-of-the-art technology. Basic research...

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It’s Now a Case of Knuckling Down until We’re Airborne!

One of the first tenants at Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne, start-up company evolaris aviation is working with the Swiss aircraft manufacturer...

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Interview with Dr. René Cotting, ABB Group

Knowledge and innovation are the key to the success of Switzerland – and ABB. But we can only remain successful if we continue to invest in top talents...

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Shaping the future of modern drug discovery

Pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries often depend on the information acquired through basic research. To develop new drugs, for instance, companies...

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Founding a startup is a rendezvous with reality

Calciscon develops and markets the first and only diagnostic blood test to measure the likelihood of calcification in the blood. Kidney patients often have heightened levels of calcification. The Calciscon test offers new diagnostic, treatment and prognosis options.

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SOLAR IMPULSE AND ATLANTIKSOLAR

At least two Swiss teams hold solar world records: ­Solar ­Impulse and AtlantikSolar. In 2016, Solar Impulse completed the first ever around-the-world flight in a purely solar-powered airplane. EPFL and Empa were key partners. AtlantikSolar, developed at ETH Zurich, holds the world record for the longest fully solar-powered flight ever (81 hours) of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

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PROTON THERAPY

This breakthrough technology for deep-seated tumor irradiation has become one of the ­leading forms of tumor and cancer treatment around the world. With proton therapy, tumor tissues are destroyed using protons.

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CYBATHLON

In 2016, the first ever Olympic-style competition for disabled ­people using robotics-based assistive technologies took place in Zurich: Cybathlon.

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The MIRACLE Project

MIRACLE, short for Minimally Invasive Robot-Assisted Computer-guided LaserosteotomE, aims to develop a robotic endoscope to perform contact-free bone surgery with laser light.

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Virtual Reality Specto

Medical Application of Virtual and Augmented Reality Tools. With the Virtual Reality tool Specto, doctors can interact in a three-dimensional space with the patient data prior to surgery.

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