Biomaterials Science Center

Innosuisse project awarded funding in January 2020 (04/2020 - 10/2021, 560kCHF)

Bottmedical AG was founded in May 2019

Award for the dissertation of Dr. Anna Khimchenko
PhD thesis Anna Khimchenko

Foundation of the Startup Acthera Therapeutics AG
Acthera Therapeutics AG: Pharmaceutical and diagnostic products and technologies

Bioinspired and Biointegrated Materials as New Frontiers Nanomaterials IX
European Materials Research Society (Warsaw)

Presentation of the study "Smart liposomes for delivery at stenosed vessels"
30th annual conference ESB 2019 (Dresden)

Foundation of the Startup Bottmedical AG
Bottmedical AG: Nanotechnology for digital health

Gebert Rüf: Nano Engineered Neural Interfaces - NENI (300.000 CHF)
Collaborative project between University Hospital Basel, EMPA, PSI, FHNW, and University of Basel (PI Bekim Osmani)

Hierarchical X-ray imaging of the entire human brain
Project of Griffin Rodgers

- Aktive Implantate: Wie sich Goldatome auf Gummi kleben lassen
- Celebration of 10th anniversary of the Biomaterials Science Center
- Der Roentgenblick ins Kleinhirn
- Researchers investigate thin silicone films for artificial muscles
- Soap bubbles for treatment of constricted blood vessels
- Exploring X-ray phase tomography
- Mechanically active bone implants
- NanoTera project for artificial muscles

BMC in the news
- Uni News, KTI Video 04/2014 (120MB)
- Gesundheit heute (Swiss TV) 01/2014
- Uni News, Apotheken Umschau, Der Sonntag, SNF Horizonte (all 2012)
- SNI Update 08/2014
- Chemie Plus, TeleBasel 7 vor 7
- swissinfo, BZ Zeitung, DRS 2

In 2005, the Medical Faculty established the research and education focus, Clinical Morphology and Biomedical Engineering (CMBE). With the generous endowment from Thomas Straumann, the Chair of Materials Science in Medicine has been established within CMBE. The purpose is to make biomaterials science a major new growth area for research and technology development in Basel. The BMC is attracting third-party funds from public, NGO and private sources to create a versatile, innovative organization, working at interdisciplinary boundaries and intimately linked to the needs of the University Clinics.

Affiliated research groups within CMBE


Bert Müller, PhD
Thomas Straumann-Chair of Materials Science in Medicine


Phone +41 61 207 54 30

Biomaterials Science Center (BMC)

University of Basel

Gewerbestrasse 14

4123 Allschwil


Phone +41 61 207 54 31

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