CSEM is a Swiss technology innovation center developing advanced technologies with a high societal impact, which it then transfers to industry to strengthen the economy. The non-profit-orientated, public-private organization is internationally recognized and works to support the disruptive activities of companies in Switzerland and abroad. CSEM operates in the domains of precision manufacturing, digitalization, and sustainable energy. To accomplish its mission as a gateway between research and economy, CSEM’s 550 employees from 44 countries collaborate with leading universities, scientific institutions, research institutes, and industrial partners.
CSEM is at the forefront of life sciences, combining engineering skills, biological understanding, and cutting infrastructure to revolutionize the field. By bridging precision manufacturing and digitalization, we develop disruptive biosystems that bring the lab to the patient and vice versa. From our advanced biosafety level 2 labs, we leverage cutting-edge technologies like cell microsystems, biomonitoring, lab automation, and AI to create impactful solutions. Our work narrows the gap between applied sciences and industrialization, enabling standardization and advancements for personalized medicine, diagnostics, and advancements in regenerative medicine. CSEM’s tools for life sciences innovation are unlocking new possibilities in healthcare.
Optoelectronic system group
The Optoelectronic Systems Group develops application-specific, customized, optoelectronic readers for applications in life-science (pharma, diagnostics, biotech), process monitoring and industrial quality control. The readers are based on different detection technologies (fluorescent intensity & lifetime, scattering, optical spectroscopy, etc.) and find application in micro & nano-particle analysis, flow cytometry, and microfluidics-based assays.
Optical system design, electronics design, system integration, prototyping
PhD, Head of the Optoelectronic System group, CSEM
Biosensors & Surfaces group
The Biosensors and Surfaces group, led by Dr. Loïc Burr, focuses on the development of biosensing solutions for life science applications with special emphasis on printed electrochemical sensing and multiplexed, miniaturized optical-based sensors. The main research is in the development of sensing platforms for use in complex matrices, such as cell culture media, food extracts, saliva and urine.
Biosensors, point of care, body fluids and bioprocesses monitoring, surface functionalization, sensing system