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Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering

Neurotechnology research institute in Geneva, Switzerland.

We unite people and ideas to advance understanding of the brain and drive development of transformative bio and neurotechnologies. 

From genes to the whole brain, the Wyss Center unifies neuroscience at all scales. By pursuing innovations and new approaches in neurobiology, neuroimaging and neurotechnology, we reveal unique insights into the mechanisms underlying the dynamics of the brain and the treatment of disease. We use this interdisciplinary knowledge to accelerate the development of devices and therapies for unmet medical needs. Our current work addresses indications such as epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and dementia.

To achieve our mission, our staff in science, engineering and business, work together with faculty and clinicians in Switzerland and beyond to translate high risk ideas into products that improve lives.

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Details last updated 24-Sep-2020

People at Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering

Jonas Zimmermann

Neuroscientist at Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering

Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering News

Brain implant allows fully paralysed patient to spell words and phrases

The Guardian - 22-Mar-2022

Communication is slow at one letter per minute but further developments may improve the pace


Certified NeuroKey BCI enables communication in neurological patients

Longevity Technology - 04-Jun-2021

With the neural signal processing software by Wyss Center, home use of BCI is now closer to reality


Scientists communicate with Locked-in patients

BBC - 31-Jan-2017

People with locked-in state cannot move a single muscle, but their brains are fully functional. ...