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IT'IS Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society

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Brief presentation of the institution

The Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society (IT'IS) is the premier, independent, nonprofit research foundation dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives. The Foundation was established in 1999 through the initiative and support of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), the global wireless communications industry, and several governmental agencies. IT'IS is governed by a diverse Board of Directors from academia and the government and led by two directors, Niels Kuster and Myles Capstick. The Foundation is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and employs a interdisciplinary team of physicists, engineers, and biologists.

Main Electroporation related topics

The main electroporation-related research fields at IT’IS are: 

- numerical modeling of macroscopic field distributions (e.g., EM field distribution near an intradermal electroporation device)

- simulation of micro-scale field distributions (on tissue, cellular and sub-cellular level)

- collaborations with partners (e.g., Weaver group at MIT) on modeling of pore formation and evolution (by molecular dynamics and equivalent circuit-based approaches)

- numerical modeling of electroporation impact on neuronal activity (started recently)

- development of exposure systems

- safety assessment of neuromuscular incapacitation devices with respect to electroporation

 

Main Electroporation related research techniques and equipment

- EM simulation software

- collaboration with external research groups having molecular dynamics and equivalent circuit-based modeling software

- neuron simulation software

- dosimetry equipment (measurement probes/robots/servers, tissue simulating media; s. below)

 

Research topics, techniques and equipment not related to Electroporation

The main research fields at IT’IS are: 

- electromagnetics sensor technologies

- computational electromagnetics in complex environments

- computational life sciences applied to complex anatomies

- novel & optimized diagnostics/therapy/treatment planning processes and devices

- exposure assessments/dosimetry/safety/compliance evaluation 

- electromagnetic exposure systems for biomedical research

Those research fields are organized into two broad categories: EM Research and IT’IS for Health. 

 

Brief information on available facilites

Available facilities at the IT’IS Foundation are dosimetric, near-filed and EMC/EMI facilities: 

- semi-anechoic chamber:this shielded chamber contains an integrated DASY52NEO system and can be utilized for all research activities involving dosimetric, near-field and far-field evaluations, the optimization and synthesis of handheld devices, body-mounted transmitters, implants, desktop applications, micro-base and pico-base station antennas, exposure setups, calibration procedures, EMI tests, MRI safety tests, compliance testing of implants, etc.

- two reverberation chambers: both chambers are equipped with two mechanical stirrers and provide controlled and consistent environments for EM emissions and immunity testing, as well as shielding effectiveness and susceptibility testing of electromagnetic equipment.

- facilities for dosimetric compliance testing: IT’IS shares a facility with Schmid & Partner Engineering AG, which meets the requirements for dosimetric evaluations. 

 

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