NRP 18 "Biomedical Engineering"

In the National Research Programme “Biomedical Engineering” (NRP 18) scientific results were produced in close cooperation between medicine and technology in the field of biomedical engineering, for later use in specific applications.

The research focused on the following aspects:

  • Low-risk methods to quantify organ function
  • Biosensors
  • Laser technology
  • Sensor assistance (prosthetics)

The research work was required to pay particular attention to the needs of the Swiss healthcare sector.

Facts and figures
Overall grantCHF 12,000,000
President of the Expert GroupG. H. Baumgartner
Programme DirectorP. Niederer
Completion of research work​1992

Final reports

  • P. Niederer: Biomedizinische Technik; 1993, 71 Seiten
  • Mikrosensoren für medizinische Anwendungen, 1991, 30 Seiten
  • Leistungslaser und ihre medizinischen Anwendungen, 1991, 83 Seiten
  • Les lasers de puissance et leur utilisation en médecine, 1991, 83 pages
  • Mikroelektronische Hörprothesen 1992, 60 Seiten
  • Knochen und Osteoporose, 1993, 61 Seiten