A new international R&D project for nanoparticle detection
A research collaboration between NanoLockin - a spin-off of the Adolphe Merkle Institute -, the Institute, and German company Vitrocell has been awarded a Eurostars grant worth 1.7 million euros (CHF 1.8…
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Our annual report
The latest annual report from the Adolphe Merkle Insitute is now online. This edition touches on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on AMI's activities, but more importantly highlights our scientists'…
Reducing pesticide use with nanoparticles
Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute and the Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg have discovered how certain silica nanoparticles could act as a traceless, degradable, and highly…
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Our annual report is published
The Adolphe Merkle Institute's 2019 annual report is now online. Read about changes at the Foundation that supports us, our researchers' grant success, innovative analytical services, and how our scientists…
Swiss NanoAnalytics platform to detect nano in consumer goods
The Swiss NanoAnalytics service platform, which aims to helps both industry and the authorities in the detection and declaration of nanomaterials contained in consumer goods, has been officially launched…
Innovative projects get financial boost
Two projects at the Adolphe Merkle Institute have been awarded funding by Innosuisse, the Swiss federal innovation agency, one to stimulate plant resistance, and the other to diagnose malaria.
The annual report is back
Our latest annual report is now available online. Read about our 10th anniversary outreach activities, as well as about AMI's contributions to the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials, and our research.
Malaria project awarded innovation prize
The Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) Hemolytics malaria diagnosis project has taken third prize at the Ypsomed Innovation Fund's Innovation Award for research, development and technology transfer.
NanoLockin takes home innovation prize
The Adolphe Merkle Institute spin-off NanoLockin has been awarded the 2018/2019 canton Fribourg innovation prize in the start-up category. The company, launched earlier this year, has developed a detection…