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We aim to have near-term impact in the world by developing groundbreaking bioinspired technologies, ranging from novel devices and materials to high-value therapeutics and diagnostics, that are translated into commercial products and solutions. If you are interested in any of these technologies, please contact us.

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Origami-Inspired Radiant Cooling for Improved Thermal Health
Origami-Inspired Radiant Cooling for Improved Thermal Health

Origami-inspired Radiant Cooling devices for a broad range of building interiors use microfluidic water-circuits and foldable designs that increase their surface area to achieve more effective cooling.

Crisscross Nanoseed Detection: Nanotechnology-Powered Infectious Disease Diagnostics
Crisscross Nanoseed Detection: Nanotechnology-Powered Infectious Disease Diagnostics

This nanotech-based diagnostic platform uses a unique nucleation mechanism that assembles a DNA "nanoseed" in the presence of a pathogen-derived biomarker that then is amplified within 15 minutes to create a signal for easy detection. It is highly robust, and cost-effective, and can be adapted to detect a variety of biomarkers.

wFDCF Face Masks: A Wearable COVID-19 Diagnostic
wFDCF Face Masks: A Wearable COVID-19 Diagnostic

The Problem The COVID-19 pandemic has made it starkly clear that the world lacks rapid, accurate diagnostic tests for pathogens. When patients arrive in a medical facility for treatment, the triage process is hindered by diagnostic tests that are inaccurate or take a long time to produce results. In addition, patients who are asymptomatic and...

MRBL: Next-Generation Gene Therapy for Molecular Skin Rejuvenation
MRBL: Next-Generation Gene Therapy for Molecular Skin Rejuvenation

The next-generation gene therapy for molecular skin rejuvenation combines a comprehensive target gene prediction with a novel transdermal delivery approach for therapeutic adenovirus-associated viruses. The platform targets monogenic disease indications in the skin, and extends the same targets to the treatment of common skin aging conditions.

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Circe: Tailored Fats for Food Applications

A fermentation-based platform that uses greenhouses gases to produce food-grade fats without the use of plants or animals. The Wyss Institute is de-risking this technology and is seeking strategic partnerships with companies and individuals who are interested in assisting with its development and commercialization.

Broad-Spectrum RNA Therapeutic for COVID-19 and Influenza
Broad-Spectrum RNA Therapeutic for COVID-19 and Influenza

The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than two million people worldwide and death tolls continue to mount due to the lack of an effective prevention, cure, or widespread vaccine for the disease. Influenza viruses have been even more deadly in the past, and still cause hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Seasonal flu vaccines...

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