ETH inaugurates Gloria Cube

Zurich – The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) has inaugurated its new laboratory and research building. The Gloria Cube houses 16 research groups for health and biomedical technology.

ETH Zurich has inaugurated its latest new building. The university's health sciences and biomedical engineering departments have moved into the Gloria Cube, the ETH announced in a press release. Specifically, the new laboratory and research building houses 16 research groups from the fields of exercise science and sport, rehabilitation and biomedical technology as well as application-oriented, translational research.

The new building on Gloriarank connects the ETH campus with the adjacent residential buildings in the Fluntern district via continuous paths and a green area. The eight-storey building is also close to the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich, making it "a natural address for interdisciplinary collaboration and translational research", writes ETH. The transfer of research results into medical applications is supported by a technology platform for medical human research set up in the Gloria Cube.

The press release cites the development of new micro-active substances and new training methods to improve athletic performance and health as examples of the research that will be carried out at the Gloria Cube in the future. Another project is investigating the connection between pupil size and stress or mental well-being in general. The Gloria Cube has six seminar rooms and a learning center for training purposes. At the Skills Lab @ETH, medical students can teach each other basic medical skills. ce/hs

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