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