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A method of making a three-dimensional microtissue comprising the reaction of at least two cytocompatible polymer solutions, each polymer comprising complementary reactive groups capable of spontaneous reaction, at least one of which solutions additionally contains cells. The method allows the rapid, efficient production of microtissues useful for purposes such as pharmaceutical screening and tissue reconstruction.. ... Eth Zurich

Acoustophoretic droplet handling in bulk acoustic wave devices

An acoustofluidic system comprises a substrate (10) having an essentially rectangular recess with side walls (33), wherein the recess provides a microfluidic channel (30) containing a fluid with droplets (31), and at least one electromechanical transducer (20) attached at the substrate (10) adapted to excite an acoustic field in said channel (30). The side walls (33) are hard acoustic walls having a high specific acoustic impedance mismatch to said fluid in the channel (30) and the transducer (20) is configured to excite bulk acoustic waves (baw) as standing waves (32) of a predetermined harmonic resonance mode between said hard acoustic side walls (33), which couple into the fluid in the channel (30) exerting acoustic pressure on droplets (31) suspended in said fluid towards the pressure nodal line, pressure antinode line or centerline of the standing wave (32).. ... Eth Zurich

Pharmaceutical compounds for use in the therapy of clostridium difficile infection

. . The invention relates to a compound described by a general formula (1), wherein each x independently from other x can be opo32−, opso22− or oso3−; r1 is a solubility function such as a polyethylene glycol moiety. The invention further relates to the use of the compounds according to the invention in the therapy of infection by clostridium difficile.. ... Eth Zurich

Peristaltic pump and pumping method, in particular for use as implant

A pump having at least a fluid pump chamber (11) and a first driver chamber (12) separated from the fluid pump chamber (11) by an elastic wall (13, 13-1, 13-2) is described with the first driver chamber (12) expanding after a chemical reaction between fuel and oxidant and driving through deformation of the elastic wall fluid out of the fluid pump chamber (11), with the main parts of the pump being made of an elastic material to be used for example as a body implant.. . ... Eth Zurich

Reprogramming of pluripotent stem cells for improved control of their differentiation pathways

The present invention relates to a method to reprogramming pluripotent stem cells (pscs) by epigenetic conditioning and metabolic reprogramming into p pscs with highly controllable biological functions, the cells obtained by said method as well as methods of using said cells.. . ... Eth Zurich

Electrochemically engineered surface of hydrogels, particularly peg hydrogels, for enhanced cellular penetration

The invention relates to a polymer structure (1) formed by at least a polymer, wherein said structure (1) comprises a volume (2) and a surface (3), wherein said polymer comprises a plurality of polymer chains connected by linkings, characterized by a linking density, wherein said linking density increases, particularly monotonously, from the surface (3) into the volume (2) of the polymer structure (1).. . ... Eth Zurich

Method, device and system for spatially controlling the formation of a hydrogel electrochemically

The invention relates to a method, a device and a system for producing particularly a hydrogel (200) and for controlling an enzymatically catalysed formation of a covalent bond in a solution, wherein said covalent bond is formed between a first compound (20) comprising a first moiety (21) and a second compound (22) comprising a second moiety (23), wherein the first and the second moiety (21, 23) are a substrate of an enzyme wherein said enzyme catalyzes the formation of a covalent bond between the first and the second moiety (21, 23), and wherein a voltage is applied to the solution for spatially controlling said formation, wherein said voltage is adjusted such that it induces electrolysis of said solution.. . ... Eth Zurich

Method for making customised nanoparticles, nanoparticles and uses thereof

A method for the production of biodegradable nanoparticles with an average particle size of less than 400 nm. In a first step, a macromonomer is prepared in a ring opening polymerization process between a hydrophilic acrylate compound (a) as an initiator and hydrophobic cyclic monomers (b), wherein the macromonomer comprises at least two repetitive units based on the cyclic monomer. ... Eth Zurich

Wearable posture assisting device

The invention is a wearable mechatronic posture assisting device comprising an upper support (10) for connecting to the thigh of a person, a lower support (20) for connecting to the shank of the person and a joint (28) pivotably connecting both supports (10, 20), and a damper (30) with connectors (31a, 32a) for pivotably connecting the damper (30) to the supports (10, 20). The damper (30) is designed to linearly damp the pivot of the joint (28). ... Eth Zurich

3d reconstruction

A camera of an apparatus for determining a set of model data describing an object in three dimensions from two-dimensional image frames taken from the object, is responsible for taking the two-dimensional image frames from the object. A processor of the apparatus is adapted to determine an interim set of model data representing a portion of the object which is derivable from a set of image frames supplied by the camera so far.. ... Eth Zurich

Dual fuel combustion engine with feedback control of combustion and corresponding method

Feedback control of combustion in a gas diesel dual-fuel engine (20), based on the measured cylinder pressure, has been invented. The center of combustion and pressure rise rate is controlled by manipulating the start of diesel injection and duration of diesel injection. ... Eth Zurich

Targeting micrornas for metabolic disorders

Provided herein are methods and compositions for the treatment of metabolic disorders. Also provided herein are methods and compositions for the reduction of blood glucose level, the reduction of gluceoneogenesis, the improvement of insulin resistance and the reduction of plasma cholesterol level. ... Eth Zurich

Chromium(iii) silicate catalysts suitable for pe synthesis

Molecular precursor chromium compounds and chromium on silica catalyst precursors suitable for sure in producing chromium on silica catalysts are disclosed. The molecular precursor compounds can be chromium(ii) and/or chromium(iii) and/or chromium (iv) compounds wherein all ligands are easily removable, in particular ligands selected from the group consisting of anionic ligands of the type —o—cr3r4—ch—r1—r2 or —o—si—(o—cr3r4—ch—r1r2)3 wherein r1, r2, r3 and r4 may be the same or different and may be any group that does not affect decomposition of the ligand via elimination of beta-hydrogen from —cr3r4—ch—r1r2, amide anionic ligands of the type —n—si—r5r6r7 and/or —n—c—r5r6r7, wherein r5, r6 and r7 can be the same or different and are preferably selected from hydrogen, methyl groups, ethyl groups, n-propyl groups, iso-propyl groups, tert-butyl groups or aromatic groups; as well as coordinating solvents. ... Eth Zurich

Volitant vehicle rotating about an axis and method for controlling the same

According to a first aspect of the invention, there is provided a volitant vehicle comprising, a body (112), a control unit being configured to compute an estimate of the orientation of a primary axis (130) of said body with respect to a predefined reference frame, wherein said primary axis is an axis about which said vehicle rotates when flying; and at least one propeller (104) attacked to the body, wherein each of said at least one propeller has an axis of rotation (110) which is fixed with respect to said body, is configured to simultaneously produce a thrust force and a torque, said thrust force having a component along the primary axis, said torque having a component along the primary axis constructively contributing to the vehicle rotating about said primary axis, said torque having a component perpendicular to the primary axis, and all of said at least one propeller rotate with the same handedness about their respective thrust forces.. . ... Eth Zurich

05/12/16 / #20160130729

Improved spinning process and novel gelatin fibers

The present invention relates to the manufacturing gelatin fibers comprising the steps of: (a) preparing a two-phase composition as defined in the claims, (b) spinning the lower phase of said composition, (c) stretching the obtained fiber and (d) optional finishing steps; to new gelatin fibers and to the use thereof.. . ... Eth Zurich

05/05/16 / #20160123136

Method and device for measuring pressure exerted by earth material

A method for measuring pressure exerted by earth material includes: providing a pipe with a longitudinal bore defining an inner diameter, providing a device with sensors to sense said inner diameter, wherein the device is to be moved within the pipe along the longitudinal bore, while a measurement of the inner diameter is taken in a first transversal direction at one longitudinal position of the pipe. Then a measurement of the inner diameter in a second transversal direction at the predetermined longitudinal position is taken, wherein the second transversal direction is oriented differently to the first transversal direction. ... Eth Zurich

03/31/16 / #20160093872

Method for the production of electrodes and electrodes made using such a method

A method for the manufacturing of electrodes with at least one porous surfacial layer comprising anisotropic electrochemically active particles. It also relates to electrodes made using such a method. ... Eth Zurich

03/24/16 / #20160087196

Strained multilayer resistive-switching memory elements

The resistive-switching memory element of the present invention comprises a first electrode, a resistive-switching element; and a second electrode wherein the resistive-switching element is arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode and the resistive-switching element comprises, or consists of a plurality of metal oxide layers and wherein neighboring metal oxide layers of the resistive-switching element comprise, or consist of, different metal oxides.. . ... Eth Zurich

03/24/16 / #20160086459

Fibre optic based intrusion sensing system

A fiber optic based intrusion sensing system includes two or more fiber optic cables buried in a shallow trench in the ground, side by side in a predetermined nonzero distance to each other and at one or more predetermined depths. A dynamic distributed fiber optic interrogator measures a predetermined property related to a change in the length of the cables connected to it. ... Eth Zurich

01/07/16 / #20160001232

Nanofabrication of nanoporous arrays

An array having nanopores is produced by coating a thin layer of metal or other material onto a substrate and creating a mask on the metal or other material by combining a first polymer and a second polymer. The first polymer self-assembles into nanodomains of the first polymer in the second polymer resulting in the formation of a uniform hexagonal pattern of the first polymer nanodomains in the second polymer over the entire surface of the metal or other material. ... Eth Zurich

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