The founders of the PSI spin-off company Dectris with their successful product Pilatus 6M
The activities in research and technology at PSI open up a great variety of opportunities for commercial exploitation. If these technologies or services apply to an entrepreneurial scientist, they open up opportunities for the foundation of a start-up company.
PSI fosters and encourages the foundation of spin-off companies through advice and coaching from the transfer centre and various different support tools.
Newly founded enterprise which is based on technologies or know-how created in the research activities at Paul Scherrer Institut whether or not former PSI employees are involved.
The most recent spin-off companies of PSI
Excelsus Structural Solutions
Excelsus Structural Solutions offers easy and affordable access to unique Synchrotron-based characterization tools developed at the Paul Scherrer Institute, to enhance the selection, development and manufacturing of high-quality (bio)pharmaceutical products.
Excelsus website: www.excels.us
The Hydromethan AG is technology supplier for the hydrothermal gasification of aqueous biomasses and all kinds of organic residues. These are converted in a catalytic high-pressure process with high process efficiency of 60-70% into CO2-neutral and clean biomethane. The nutrient salts separated in the process can be used as fertilizers.
Hydromethan AG website: www.hydromethan.ch
Dr. Martin Lemann, +41 79 436 2832, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Frédéric Vogel, +41 56 310 2135, email@example.com
Expose provides services on all aspects of protein crystallography to companies and organisations in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological sector. The company organises measurement shifts at the Swiss Light Source (SLS) and carries out the corresponding analyses. Providing support for evaluations completes the range of services.
DECTRIS is the first company worldwide to sell innovative hybrid-pixel X-ray detector systems which operate in single-photon-counting mode. This new technology features a very high dynamic range, a short readout time and an excellent signal-noise ratio. These properties significantly improve measurement quality and throughput. They can be used in various different areas, such at synchrotron light sources, laboratory diffraction systems or industrial and medical applications.
DECTRIS AG website: www.dectris.com
EULITHA's Extreme Ultraviolet Interference Lithography (EUV-IL) at the PSI Swiss Light Source (SLS) produces extremely tiny and dense periodic nanostructures with resolutions below 20 nm. This production technology can be used for the mass production e.g. of hard disk drives with a one hundred times higher storage capacity compared with the current state of the art, or photonic nanostructures for LEDs and colour displays or for the manufacture of innovative biosensors.
EULITHA AG website: www.eulitha.com
Dr. Harun Solak, +41 56 310 4279, firstname.lastname@example.org