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EMPA Eidgenossische | Materialprufungs-Und Forschungsanstalt
EMPA is a materials science and technology research institution. It specializes in applications, focused research and development, and provides high-level services in the field of sustainable materials science and technology. The laboratory for Particles-Biology Interactions is a basic and applied research unit of Empa that studies the potential use and risks of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) for human health.
Furthermore the laboratory develops different types of ENMs for various medical applications and it performs their full physical and chemical characterisation and in vitro safety evaluation.