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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.