Member of SCNAT

SSOM promotes the technical sciences in Switzerland, notably in the fields of optics, microscopy and nanotechnology. It represents its members to the outside world, exchanges experience, fosters national and international cooperation and provides specialist knowledge.

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Mission statement

Tissue for tumor irradiation in photodynamic therapy

Enhancement of interdisciplinary collaboration

One important basis for success is an efficient interdisciplinary collaboration between individuals of different backgrounds (medicine, biology, physics, engineering, industry) working in clinics, universities, institutes of technology and companies. Although many research groups are active in this field in Switzerland, interaction between them remains insufficient. The aim of the BMPN is to address this problem by organizing regular activities to promote the scientific exchange and create personal contacts. The BMPN will thus provide a platform to promote collaborative projects, stimulate fundamental and applied research and foster collaborations with SNF, KTI and industry.

Enhanced transfer of research to industry

Biomedical Photonics has a tremendous potential for innovation. Close collaborations with industrial partners will help to commercialise newly developed techniques and will ensure that development leads to useful, practical instrumentation.