At the TEDD University visit to ZHAW Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology and TEDD Competence Centre, we took 40 TEDD Partners and collaborators on a tour of ZHAW laboratories.
Prof Jack Rohrer showed us how his group designs, develops and validates novel advanced human cell-based assays using iPSCs and primary human cells and how they generate antibodies against complex membrane proteins.
Dr Ri.mann Markus with Lucie Filipová and Silvan Iten from the laboratory of Christian Adlhart demonstrated electrospinning devices in action to produce cell-compatible scaffolds that can be visualised with the scanning electron microscope (SEM).
Bianca Fischli and Britta Striegl from Prof Michael Raghunath's lab presented how their group develops tissue and cell models close to the natural in vitro environment using macromolecular crowding, histology, CymatiX and Sound Induced Morphogenesis technology (SIM).
Dr. Epifania Bono from Dr. Rimann Markus' lab and Michael Nosswitz from Tecan demonstrated their bioprinters: Incredible+, 3D Discovery by regenHU and the Tecan Fluent liquid handling robot. In addition, they presented the muscle analyser developed at ZHAW in collaboration with CSEM, Novartis and Life Imaging Services GmbH.
We would like to thank all participants and the hosts. We very much appreciate this enriching exchange of fresh ideas, valuable inputs and new collaborations!