The Institute of Life Technologies is part of the School of Engineering of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland Valais (HES-SO Valais-Wallis).
Our activities include applied research and development (R&D), services and continuing education courses. Our partners are SMEs and multinationals from the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics, food, cosmetic and chemical industry sectors.
Our team of approx. 90 professors, scientific and technical staff members carry out a large number of research projects every year. They provide a wide range of services and consultancy that fulfil the highest quality requirements.
Our research areas:
Bioactive compounds (isolation, characterisation, analysis); food and health; food microbiology; food safety (HACCP); hygienic design concepts; processing of food and natural products; process development and optimization
Bioprocess engineering with microbial and mammalian cells; strain development; biocatalysis; microencapsulation; downstream processing bioanalytics; biosorption; biomaterials; sustainable chemistry and energy (microbial biofuels, bioelectric systems development)
Chemical or recombinant synthesis of peptides; peptidomimetics and proteins; therapeutic, diagnostics and food applications