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BEL – Bio Engineering Laboratory

BEL is rooted in Engineering and Physics and is performing interdisciplinary research and education relevant to biology and medicine. Our group has longstanding experience in the development of CMOS-technology-based (CMOS: Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor), integrated chemical and biomicrosystems, as well as bioelectronics and microelectrode arrays. Moreover, we are engaged in the development of microfluidics for investigating the characteristics of single cells and microtissues.

BEL News


Master thesis award to Elise Aeby

Best Master Thesis 2016 Award by the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) at the University of Basel to Elise Aeby. Read more 


BEL Spinoff MaxWell Biosystems cleared 3rd stage of "Venture Kick"

BEL spin-off company MaxWell Biosystems AG successfully cleared 3rd round of Venture Kick competition and received 100'000 CHF Read more 


BEL contributed to paper in "Nature Neuroscience"

BEL high-density microelectrode array technology was used to investigate retina-dependent and independent visual motion computations in the mouse cortex, as published recently in Nature Neuroscience Read more 

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