Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology or Empa (German acronym for "Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt") is an interdisciplinary Swiss research and service institution for applied materials sciences and technology. As part of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Domain ("ETH-Bereich") it is an institution of the Swiss federation. For the longest time since its foundation in 1880, it concentrated on classical materials testing. Since the late 1980s it has developed into a modern research and development institute.

Website
http://www.empa.ch/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empa
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Medical research

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Oncology & Cancer

Armoring anti-cancer T cells against immunosuppressants

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sequencing of wastewater useful for control of SARS-CoV-2

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Medical research

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Medical research

Oxford given £100m for antibiotic resistance research

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General Physics

The long-range transport of deconfined magnetic hedgehogs

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