February 11th, 2016
Paper published in ChemEurJ (Chemistry a European Journal): "Supramolecular Organization of Dye Molecules in Zeolite L Channels: Synthesis, Properties and Composite Materials." by Dr. Pengpeng Cao, Dr. Oleg Khorev, Dr. André Devaux, Lucie Sägesser, Dr. Andreas Kunzmann, Prof. Achim Ecker, Prof. Robert Häner, PD Dr. Dominik Brühwiler, Prof. Gion Calzaferri, Prof. Peter Paul Belser.It is available on Wiley Online Library here.
December 24th, 2015
Report on 9th Clean Tech Conference in Munich by hyperraum.tv. The dedicated report on Optical Additives GmbH starts at 5 minutes 13 seconds after the beginning of the report (Broadcast in german only).
November 23rd/24th, 2015
Optical Additves GmbH was invited as one of the top 8 Award Nominees out of Europe, Israel and Maghreb applying for the Munich Cleantech Innovation Award 2015 organised by Munichnetwork at the 9th Clean Tech Conference in Munich.
November 23rd, 2015
Optical Additives' success story reaches another milestone: Successful injection moulding!
The presentation of an eBook adapted with a mould injected plate generating the energy for the eBook operation from light represents an important development step towards industrialization.
The advantage is obvious: No more charging of the eBook batteries at the power plug.
December 23th, 2014
US Patent 8,917,969 granted.
September 10th, 2014
China Patent ZL 2009 8 0125078.3 granted.
February 4th, 2014
Korea Patent 10-1361434 granted.
February 4th, 2013
Optical Additives was rated in the top 30 Swiss Startup Companies with 10 out of 10 possible validation points. The result was published in the attachment "GREEN" to the "Schweizer Illustrierte" dated February 4th, 2013.
June 20th, 2012
EU Patent 2 291 484 granted.
May 15th, 2012
TV station "3sat" reports in its broadcast "nano" about ZeoFRET® (in German only).
May 11th, 2012
Japan Patent 4984238 granted.
November 30th, 2011
China Patent CN101100535B granted.
November 22nd, 2011
Newspaper NZZ presents Optical Additives GmbH in its report on the winners of the Swiss Technology Award 2011 (pages 22 and 23).
November 21st, 2011
Optical Additives GmbH is presented in the swissinfo.ch report on the winners of the Swiss Technology Award 2011.
November 3rd, 2011
Optical Additives GmbH is the winner of the Swiss Technology Award 2011 in the category "inventors".
Optical Additives Movie in German
November 1st, 2011
"AZ Aargauer Zeitung" reports about Optical Additives as finalist of Swiss Technology Award 2011 (11.1.11, page 11)
October 14th, 2011
We are proud that Optical Additives GmbH is selected for the final for the Swiss Technology Award 2011. The final will be held at Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel on November 3th, 2011.
April 5th, 2011
Optical Additives' success story reaches another milestone!
The presentation of the concept study of a cordless computer mouse operating with light represents a further important development step towards a prototype.
The advantages are obvious:
March 31th, 2011
Optical Additives GmbH is capped for the Swiss National Startup-Team Selection 2011.
February 25th, 2011
Paper published in CHEMPHYSCHEM, a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry. The publication is part of a Special Issue to celebrate Theodor Förster's 100th anniversary. He was the first describing the now called "Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET)" which is applied in ZeoFRET®.
The paper is a result of an international collaboration between several Universities and Optical Additives GmbH.
January 21, 2011
"Swiss Equity magazin" an important magazine on Swiss Equity market publishes a report on Optical Additives. (Friday, January 21th, 2011)
December 17, 2010
We have surpassed an important milestone by preparing ZeoFRET® materials with a donor-to-acceptor ratio above 50. Materials can now be synthesized with channels containing roughly 100 donor dyes (light absorption) and one acceptor dye (light emission) at each end. This allows us to further maximize light-harvesting while keeping self-absorption losses to a minimum.
December 16, 2010
Optical Additives wins at the 13th annual IMD Startup Competition
Every year IMD (www.imd.org) searches for the most promising startups it can find to work with their MBA students. Over the past 13 years over 180 early-stage ventures have profited from this collaboration. Optical Additives is one of the five startups that have been selected to work with IMD's EMBA students in 2011.
December 15, 2010
Optical Additives presented itself at the 31st Swiss Venture Day held on December 15th, 2010, 14:00 - 18:00 at SIX Exchange Zurich, ConventionPoint, Zürich.
December 14, 2010
"20 Minuten" reports on ZeoFRET®.
December 9, 2010
Optical Additives was qualified at the Zürcher Equity Fair to present itself at the Swiss Equity Fair to be held at SIX Swiss Exchange, ConventionPoint, Zürich, Thursday, December 9th, 2010.
November 21, 2010
"NZZ am Sonntag" one of the most important newspaper in Switzerland reports about Optical Additives' technology and applications
(Sunday, November 21th, 2010)
November 19, 2010
Go live with Optical Additives GmbH's Website
February 2nd, 2010
US Patent No. US 7,655,300 B2 granted.
February 11th, 2009
EU Patent 1873202, granted.