Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering
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Field of research
The Center is part of the Campus Biotech (in the former Merck Serono building) located in Geneva, Switzerland. The Director of the Wyss Center, neuroscientist Professor John P. Donoghue, is best known for his work on human brain computer interfaces and brain function and plasticity.
The institute was founded by Hansjörg Wyss, who previously created the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering in the United States.
The mission  of the Wyss Center is to accelerate the development of neurotechnology for human benefit.
The Wyss Center provides neurotechnology specialists, technical facilities and financial resources to develop clinical solutions from neuroscience research.
A second generation brain computer interface (BCI), that can read the minds of people with paralysis to directly trigger movement in paralyzed limbs through thought, is under development at the Center.
Notes and references
- Pronounced // "veese".
- (in French) Frédéric Lelièvre and Dejan Nikolic, "Doté de 100 millions, le Centre Wyss de Genève recevra d'autres fonds en fonction de ses résultats", Le Temps, 15 June 2013, p. 14.
- "About us".
- "People paralysed from neck down will be able to walk in 20 years' time". Mail Online. Retrieved 2016-05-09.