Andreas Güntner and Prof. Pratsinis introduced compact breath sensors for non-invasive medical diagnostics as part of the Hochschulmedizin Zurich flagship project Zurich Exhalomics in the latest HMZNews in March, 2017. Click here to read the article (PDF, 551 KB) "Mit kleinsten Gassensoren dem Atem auf der Spur" (German)
SRF - Puls Show
Andreas Güntner highlighted the use of flame-made and portable gas sensors for monitoring trace organic vapors in the human breath for medical diagnostics and disease monitoring in the Show Puls of the Swiss National Television (SRF) on Nov. 28, 2016. Click here to read the article and see the video "Für Diagnose bitte blasen" (german)
Congratulations to Anastasia Spyrogianni for receiving the best poster award (PDF, 108 KB) for Aerosol-based Nanotechnology during the annual meeting (800+ participants) of the European Aerosol Association, Sept. 6-11, 2015, Milano, Italy.
Congratulations to Rena Goudeli for giving the best oral presentation (PDF, 1.9 MB) by a PhD student at the 2014 Symposium HH on Flame and High-Temperature Synthesis of Functional Nanomaterials during the Fall meeting of the Materials Research Society, Dec. 1-4, Boston USA.
Nanoaggregates for Theranostics
Aggregates of silica-coated gold/ironoxide Janus nanoparticles with controlled interparticle distance show promise for medical diagnostics and laser thermal treatment of breast cancer cells. Article in ETH Life
Silver nanoparticles (nanosilver) have superior optical (e.g. plasmonic) properties that make them attractive for biomedical applications. One hurdle up to now has been their toxicity. Researchers from ETH Zurich, however, have now found a solution by flame aerosol synthesis and subsequent in-situ coating nanosilver with nanothin silica films. Link to Press article in ETH Life
Oliver Waser, Oliver Brenner, Arto J. Gröhn, Sotiris E. Pratsinis "Process Design for Size-Controlled Flame Spray Synthesis of Li4Ti5O12 and Eletrochemical Performance", Chemical and Process Engineering, 38, 53-68 (2017)