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Nanotechnology companies in Switzerland

Nanomaterial Suppliers
Producer of diamond nanoparticles.
Nanograde is a high-tech spin-off company of ETH Zurich. The company offers the customized synthesis of nanoparticles by a versatile process which is patent protected by ETH Zurich. In addition to customized production of nanoparticles nanograde also offers product or prototype development in the form of projects where nanograde's customers can benefit from the broad nanoparticle application know-how for everyday products that has been generated within the Functional Materials Laboratory in the past few years.
A supplier of highly specialized magnetic nanoparticles.
Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine Companies
A biotechnology company with a strong technology platform and a unique expertise in exploiting bioactive molecules from venomous animals and other natural sources.
Debiopharm Group is a global biopharmaceutical development specialist that in-licenses promising biologics and small molecule drug candidates.
Applies nanotechnology to the design and manufacture of pumps, coatings and micro-needle arrays.
MMI is a leading company providing scientists with innovative and sophisticated instruments which introduced the use of solid state laser capture microdissection, making this core technology in many scientific fields more efficient and cost effective. The patented adhesive cap is reliable, clean and easy to use. The company's products range from laser microdissection systems and optical tweezers to single cell technologies.
Nano Bridging Molecules is devoted to researching, developing, manufacturing, and marketing its patented SurfLink® range of advanced medical implant surface modifications designed to render medical implants biocompatible with the human body.
The company specializes in the development, production, distribution and servicing of enabling solutions for the discovery of pharmaceutical substances, as well as for genomics, proteomics, and diagnostics. Nanotechnology applications include a nanopipetting system.
Nanotechnology Products, Applications & Instruments Companies
As the recognized global leader in power technologies, ABB is conducting research in nanotechnologies. For instance, ABB is perfecting a nano-structured sliding bearing that works in MV and HV switchgear without oil, offering lower operating costs and less environmental impact.
Attolight produces a novel measurement tool that tracks ultrafast electron movements in nanostructures.
CalciTech has developed a new and patented process for the upcycling of industrial waste lime into Synthetic Calcium Carbonate with the ability to to tailor make products in a wide range of crystal sizes, from nano-sized product (< 0.1micron) up to 20 micron.
Advanced micro- and nanofocus X-Ray technology for inspection and analysis applications.
Provides analytical instruments for the detection of molecules and measurement of molecular interactions.
Provider of advanced mechanical surface testing instruments, manufactures microIndentation, nanoindentation, microscratch and nanoscratch systems as well as tribometer.
Eulitha AG is a spin-off company of the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. It specializes in the development of lithographic technologies for applications in photonics, optoelectronics, semiconductors and biotech. It manufactures and markets nano-patterned samples and templates using its own PHABLE™ tools and state-of-the-art e-beam lithography systems. PHABLE is the brand name of its proprietary photolithography platform, which includes exposure tools and wafer patterning services. The PHABLE-Technology is a breakthrough for low-cost production of sub-micron periodic structures over large-areas with a non-contact exposure system.
FEMTOPRINT is an innovative technology based on the use of a femtolaser to create a large variety of micro-devices out of glass or other substrates with optical properties.
FemtoTools develops and fabricates micro force measurement tools and precision handling instruments for the micro- and nanodomain.
Heptagon designs and sells diffractive optical elements. The company enables its customers to reduce the cost of ownership of their optical systems by applying micro- and nanotechnologies in a broad field of new and exisiting applications.
Imina Technologies designs and fabricates high precision manipulators for research and development activities in nanotechnologies and life science.
The company is a leader in highest quality thin-film PVD, PaCVD and CVD coating technologies.
The company develops, produces and distributes 3D analysis instruments based on the Digital Holographic Microscopy (DHM) technology. With this technology, microscopes combine nanometric resolution, real-time and non-invasive three dimensional observation
Manufactures SPM control systems.
NanoScan Ltd develops high-resolution scanning probe microscopes fulfilling present and future analytical needs on nanometer-sized surface structures.
Manufactures scanning probes for scanning probe microscopy.
Nanosurf is a leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopes and scanning tunneling microscopes. Our full range of AFM and STM products is trusted by professionals worldwide to help them visualize, analyze, and manipulate objects and surfaces at the nanoscale. Nanosurf microscopes excel through their smart design, innovative technology, and intuitive operation.
Nanovis develops, manufactures and markets nanotechnical systems for surface treatment of organic and inorganic solids, such as plastic, ceramic, glass or metal parts.
Swiss company that provides silicon and silicon nitride cantilevers and probes for SPM and AFM
An industrial high-tech company focusing on machine and systems engineering. Oerlikon stands for leading industrial solutions and cutting-edge technology in textile production, thin film coating, propulsion, precision and vacuum technology.
PHASIS is a spin-off company of the University of Geneva, which is a renowned academic research institution in the fields of thin film technology, and ferroelectric and superconducting materials. PHASIS activities are concentrated on the production and distribution of gold substrates, epitaxial gold thin films and epitaxial PZT thin films for both academic and industrial research, and practical applications.
Solaronix is active in the area of renewable energy and has a leading position in the development of new photovoltaic cells imitating natural photosynthesis. In particular, the dye sensitized nanocristalline titanium oxide solar cell is in a advanced stadium.
STMicroelectronics is the number one supplier of MEMS technology for consumer and telecoms applications and a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions.
(Site in German) SuSoS specializes in the fields of surface modification and characterization.
VHF-Technologies ('Flexcell') manufactures light, thin and flexible PV cells, using a proprietary thin film coating technology to coat a substrate with nano-scale amorphous silicon layers.
Manufacturer of performance mills for continuous dispersion and wet grinding of low viscous to viscous products in the micron and nanometer ranges.
Zurich Instruments is a technology leader developing and selling advanced test & measurement instruments for dynamic signal analysis. These devices are used in many fields of application by high-technology research laboratories and industrial development sites. Zurich Instruments' vision is to revolutionize instrumentation in the high-frequency (HF) and ultra-high-frequency (UHF) range by incorporating the latest analog and digital technology into powerful measurement systems for unprecedented functionality. Best-in-class performance, differentiating features, new measurement solutions, and premium customer support complete the unique offering.
Nanotechnology Services & Intermediaries
CSEM, the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, Inc., is a privately held research and development company active in Applied Research; Product Development; Prototype and Low-volume Production; Technology Consulting. Its main fields of activity are micro- and nanotechnologies, microelectronics, systems engineering, microrobotics, photonics, information and communication technologies.
Nanotechnology consulting and research firm.
NanoDimension is a venture capital firm supporting nanotechnology companies.
A technology transfer company for industrial applications of nanotechnology applied to materials.
Schoeller Technologies AG is a globally active licensing company for innovative textile technologies including its nanotechnology-based NanoSphere textile finish.
SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS undertakes material inspection services such as chemical composition and grain size measurement to ensure nanomaterials meet specifications. It further offers R&D Support, Quality Control along the Production Process, Environmental Analysis, and Reliability Tests.
A consulting and technology transfer company. Involved in European projects on Safety and Risks of Nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology research organizations in The Switzerland

There are 33 universities in Switzerland with nanotechnology research activities.
There are 15 initiatives and networks in Switzerland with a nanotechnology focus.
Here is a complete list of all non-commercial nanotechnology organizations in Switzerland, sorted alphabetically.
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