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Our missions:

Applied research and development (aR&D),

Services and

Tailor-made courses

 

 


 

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:

DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS
Point-of-care (POC) diagnostics; molecular diagnostics; cell systems; phytochemical screening

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
Development and optimisation of biotechnological processes with microorganisms and mammalian cell cultures; environmental biotechnology; biomaterials; chemical biotechnology; strain development; bioanalytics; downstream processing

PEPTIDE AND PROTEIN TECHNOLOGIES
Identification, characterisation and development of peptides, peptidomimetics and proteins for therapeutic purposes, diagnostics and food industry; chemical and recombinant peptide synthesis

 

SERVICES

The Institute offers a large range of services, which include:

ANALYTICS
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.

CONSULTANCY SERVICES
We will draw on our experience and knowledge to help you solve your queries.

 

TAILOR-MADE COURSES

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.