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Personalized cancer vaccines

The only therapeutic cancer vaccine available on the market has so far showed very limited efficacy in clinical trials. EPFL researchers are currently working on an alternative. They have developed a platform that allows a cancer vaccine to be delivered to a precise location and stimulate the immune system in a safe way – thereby ...

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Li Tang makes prestigious list of 35 Innovators Under 35 for China

The Tenure Track Assistant Professor in EPFL’s School of Engineering, who is developing immunotherapy approaches to treat cancer, has been named to MIT Technology Review’s 2019 China list of the 35 most promising innovators under 35 years of age. This list is a who’s who of up-and-coming Chinese researchers poised to revolutionize our lifestyles and ...

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Eliminating cracks in 3D-printed metal components

Researchers at EPFL have developed a new laser 3D-printing technique to manufacture metal components with unprecedented resistance to high temperature, damage and corrosion. The method has applications in fields ranging from aerospace to power-generating turbines. (Click to read on)… ...

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Maartje Bastings Featured as Emerging Investigator in Two Journals

Maartje Bastings, head of the Programmable Biomaterials Laboratory at the School of Engineering (double affiliation in the Institute of Materials IMX and the Institute of Bioengineering IBI), appears in the respective Emerging Investigators 2019 issues of Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Biomaterials Science. (Click to read on)… ...

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Pierre-Etienne Bourban received the 2019 Rodolphe and Renée Haenny Prize

Pierre-Etienne Bourban received the 2019 Rodolphe and Renée Haenny Prize for his original contributions to the processing of hybrid materials for biomedical applications and of bio-sourced composites as well as for his crucial role in implementing discovery labs dedicated to practical and interdisciplinary teaching of materials science to students. ...

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