APPLIED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Projects are carried out by research groups of principal investigators and senior research associates. The combination of complementary scientific skills and industry experience generates unique synergies and new possibilities.
Our in-house team of experts, backed by a large network of national and international contacts, if needed, designs and develops smart and efficient solutions tailored to the specific requirements of our partners.
Our research areas:
Point-of-care (POC) diagnostics; molecular diagnostics; cell systems; screening of bioactive principles
FOOD AND NATURAL PRODUCTS
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
BIOTECHNOLOGY & SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY
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)
PEPTIDE AND PROTEIN TECHNOLOGIES
Chemical or recombinant synthesis of peptides; peptidomimetics and proteins; therapeutic, diagnostics and food applications;
The Institute offers a large range of services, which include:
Chemical, microbiological and molecular-biological testing of food, packaging and organic compounds are at the core of our activities. This sector has been accredited to ISO 17025 by the Swiss Accreditation Service SAS (accreditation number STS 0093). These international standards guarantee a consistently high quality of the services offered by our laboratories.
Our services: a wide range of analyses, the development of methods, the validation of methods, the transfer of methods.
SMALL SCALE PRODUCTION
Our know-how and our equipment enable us to develop processes for our clients and to produce them on a small scale.
Our services: the production of biomolecules and biomass, of plant extracts and food products.
We will draw on our experience and knowledge to help you solve your queries.
The Institute organises, develops and offers training courses tailored to a company’s individual needs. The courses can be held on the company’s premises or in our laboratories, and are taught by qualified and experienced staff members.
Our services include: workshops and continuing education courses, training tailored to your needs, lecturers and speakers for presentations and workshops.