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Life Sciences

Research at the interface between nature, technology, medicine and the environment.

The future of our health services is being shaped by opposite trends: while our life expectancy is increasing, causing a shift in the spectrum of diseases towards more chronically ill patients and increasing healthcare costs, the advances in medical information technology and the phenomenon of personalised and tailored medicine are promising an ever higher quality of healthcare.  New diagnostic procedures, miniature mobile devices, apps and virtual tools for self-diagnosis add to the picture.

We conduct research along the entire healthcare value creation chain. The spectrum ranges from the development of medical products and drugs, technologies and production processes through to their production and market launch. Another research focus is the development of resource-saving technologies and environmental procedures.

Our research focuses


A selection of our success stories.

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Chemistry and Bioanalytics

Producing and characterising new substances – developing and applying new test systems.

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Medical Engineering and Medical Informatics

Tailor-made technical solutions for medicine

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Pharma Technology

Research into technological problems posed by medicines

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Developing environmentally friendly production processes and methods for cleaning, treating and recycling waste and wastewater.

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Funding of Swiss Participants in Horizon Europe guaranteed

Researchers at the School of Life Sciences have successfully coordinated and collaborated in H2020 projects. We are continuing this commitment in the new Horzion Europe framework programme 2021-2027; now as an Associated Partner with our own financial resources. SERI, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, has issued a funding guarantee for participation in so-called collaborative projects in its letter dated July 13, 2021. We are pleased to contribute our expertise and experience in FP 9 and are available for collaborations.
For further details you might contact our researchers directly or our FHNW research support Zm9yc2NodW5nc3N1cHBvcnRAZmhudy5jaA==.

Financial guarantee for Swiss participants (PDF)
Letter of Intent Horizon Europe (PDF)

Research portfolio 2021 School of Life Sciences

Commissioned research

Companies can use our infrastructure or commission us to conduct research into a particular issue. Our students can also work on projects to deal with certain issues from industry.

FHNW School of Life Sciences

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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