NanoBioTech-Montreux is run by a nonprofit association. It mostly lives on volunteer help from the scientific committee and from local organizing committee. In order to maintain the registration fees at a reasonable level, the Conference welcomes support from various sponsors.

Partners and sponsors 2021

The conference is kindly supported by Innosuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency. Innosuisse funds science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Switzerland.

Your entry point to a wealth of contacts, know-how and knowledge, for both personal and institutional support: BioAlps, the life science cluster of Western Switzerland. BioAlps offers you a dynamic network, an innovative and supportive environment, and immediate access to the world of life sciences. It comprises an active and fertile fabric of research institutions, academic institutions, start-up companies and large multinationals concentrated in a small, attractive geographic area with a great infrastructure.

With a population of 26,280, Montreux is the 3rd largest city in the Canton of Vaud. Nestling between the lake and the mountains, Montreux’s privileged geographical location has made it a choice tourist and convention resort and the home to many famous residents, festivals and cultural events. Blessed by a Mediterranean climate, the region features historic castles, vibrant towns, lovely countryside and charming hotels – making it the ideal destination for dream holidays as well as demanding business trips. Lavaux vineyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007, is the jewel of Montreux Riviera. The region’s history comes to life inside the walls of Chillon Castle, where the secrets of an eventful mediaeval past are revealed; visitors can also relive the more recent Belle Epoque era on board a CGN steamer or at one of the luxurious hotels in the area. Celebrities have always been captivated by this region’s beauty. Stars flock to the Montreux Jazz Festival, whereas Chaplin preferred the tranquillity of his manor house, now converted into a museum.

uFluidix manufactures custom microfluidic devices for theoretical research, product development, and validation applications. Our clients range from pharmaceutical and medical device multinationals, small businesses or startups, to academic users. The entire process of mold or tooling fabrication to device production at large volumes is performed within uFluidix’s discrete and highly confidential state of the art cleanrooms. For those clients who do not yet possess blueprints or drawings, uFluidix helps to convert the initial concepts to manufacturable designs. uFluidix also conducts larger scale R&D projects, from start to launch, for those clients who opt to reduce their product development time and overall cost.

The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne has three main missions: education, research and technology transfer at the highest international level. EPFL is widely regarded as one of the world leading universities. The QS World University Rankings ranks EPFL 14th in the world across all fields, while Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranks EPFL as the worlds 12th best school for Engineering.

Past sponsors

Hexano brings your microfluidic chips out of the lab and commercializes it. We focus on mass manufacturing through plastic injection. We also offer prototyping services so you can migrate your PDMS chips to thermoplastics. Choose Hexano as your manufacturing partner.

Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X) is a peer-reviewed open access journal on the science and technology of small structures, devices and systems, published monthly online by MDPI. Micromachines is indexed in EI, Scopus, PubMed and Web of Science, and has an Impact Factor of 2.426 (2018). Micromachines boasts a fast peer-review process and online publishing of original results. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 16 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.2 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2018).

Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374; CODEN: BIOSHU) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal on the technology and science of biosensors published quarterly online by MDPI. Biosensors provides an advanced forum for studies related to the science and technology of biosensors and biosensing. It publishes original research papers, comprehensive reviews and communications. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Electronic files and software regarding the full details of the calculation or experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary electronic material. The journal covers all aspects of biosensing.
Open Access: free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
High visibility: Indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI – Web of Science) from Vol. 6, as well as Inspec (IET) and Scopus. Citations available in MEDLINE (PubMed), full-text archived in PubMed Central.
No Copyright Constraints: Retain copyright of your work and free use of your article.
Discounts on Article Processing Charges (APC): If you belong to an institute that participates with the MDPI Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP).

A traditional cheese. AOP, a label synonymous with character… The subtle and characteristic taste of Gruyère AOP is attributed to high-quality raw milk, which comes from cows fed on grass in summer and hay in winter, and to the expertise of milk producers, master cheese-makers and affineurs (maturers).
Le Gruyère AOP – a production true to tradition. Since centuries the same recipe! The production process has been maintained since the origins of Gruyère. It is strictly respected by the cheese makers, who follow the AOP specifications.  This production mode gives Gruyère AOP its famous distinctive flavor. It thus comes as no surprise that this genuine gift of nature is popular among connoisseurs throughout the world. It is thanks to the milk producers, the master cheese-makers and the affineurs that the Gruyère AOP has this distinctive flavor.

IBM has maintained a research laboratory in Switzerland since 1956. As the European branch of IBM Research, the mission of the IBM Research – Zurich Lab — in addition to pursuing cutting-edge research for tomorrow’s information technology — is to cultivate close relationships with academic and industrial partners, be one of the premier places to work for world-class researchers, to promote women in IT and science, and to help drive Europe’s innovation agenda.

Founded in 1963, the Helbling Group is today Switzerland’s largest independent engineering and business consulting firm with a staff of more than 480 professionals in Switzerland, Germany, the USA and China. The Group comprises four business divisions and is owned by its 29 managing partners who are responsible for the management and financing of the Group.
Our Group stands out in the marketplace with a unique spectrum of interdisciplinary skills in engineering and business consulting. Our service offering ranges from innovation, technology and product development to strategy, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, to IT, real estate, energy and infrastructure.
Our clients come from very different branches of industry and include corporate divisions as well as mid-sized businesses and start-ups. We support them in the innovation of their product range, in opening new markets and also in lowering costs or ensuring their business survival in times of financial distress.