The making of ELDICO: SNI/Nano Argovia helped to create the prototype

This week SNI Insight, the publication of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute featured ELDICO in a 4 page report.

It is entitled “With a lot of energy and know-how - scientists from the SNI network found ELDICO Scientific” and really a good read.

ELDICO Scientific was founded in June 2019, but the story began much earlier. An important impetus for the founding of the company was the award we received from the leading international scientific journal SCIENCE. This has awarded the application of electron diffraction to nanocrystalline systems as "Breakthrough of the Year 2018" - worldwide.

It was based on the publication of the research results of our founders Gustavo and Gunther together with a team of scientists from PSI, ETH Zurich and the University of Basel (C-CINA) in Angewandte Chemie in autumn 2018. Scientifically relevant samples were successfully measured on a prototype electron diffractometer. This research project was financed by the Nano-Argovia-Project A3EDPI and thus laid the foundation for the foundation of ELDICO Scientific.

Read the whole story here.

Since then we are well on our way. The product development of our pilot has started and our appearance at the ECM32, the 32nd European Crystallography Meeting in Vienna, the top event with more than 1,000 visitors, has brought us a lot of positive attention.

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ELDICO Scientific, The Electron Diffraction Company, is a Swiss hardware company founded 2019 and is located in Switzerland Innovation Park Innovaare at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), one of the world's leading research centers for natural and engineering sciences. ELDICO develops, produces and sells electron diffractometers for the analysis of solid compounds enabling industrial and scientific researchers to characterise hitherto unmeasurable nano-crystalline systems. So far conventional methods (X-ray) fail, because they require bigger crystal sizes, which are often difficult or even impossible to produce. With support of the Nano Argovia Programme and the Swiss Nanosience Insitute (SNI) the proof-of-concept was achieved in 2018 (ETH Zurich, C-CINA Basel) on scientifically and industrially relevant samples.