Wyss Institute News

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is a cross-disciplinary research institute known for developing bioinspired materials and devices aimed at solving complex societal problems through technology innovation. Founded in 2009 through a generous gift from entrepreneur Hansjörg Wyss, the institute seeks to uncover nature’s design principles and apply them to create new materials and devices that can interface with living systems. The Wyss Institute’s work spans a wide array of fields, including biologically inspired engineering, robotic systems, regenerative medicine, and diagnostic technology. Among its many innovations are organs-on-chips, robotic exosuits, and programmable DNA nanorobots for use in medicine. The Institute emphasizes a collaborative approach, bringing together researchers from various scientific, engineering, and medical disciplines to innovate and accelerate translation of technologies from the lab to the marketplace.