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 & figures

Overall grant

CHF 12,000,000

President of the Expert Group

G. H. Baumgartner

Programme Director

P. Niederer

Completion of research work


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