• Eldico Scientific AG


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.

The proof of concept was achieved in 2018 (ETH Zurich, C-CINA Basel) on scientifically and industrially relevant samples. The results published (Angewandte Chemie, International Edition) gained significant attention and were nominated for "Breakthrough of the Year 2018" by SCIENCE.

For us, shaping the future of crystallography means we will support academic and industrial scientists to obtain relevant structural information faster, with better quality and at lower cost.

Our solution for your field

Any compound requires its 3D atomic structure to become ultimately “fully characterized”. However, only 10% of all crystalline substances are described accordingly. The reason: Present diffraction methods are only applicable to samples of sub-millimeter sizes. ED overcomes this limitation and allows investigations on nano-crystalline systems, i.e. at least 1 million times smaller in volume. For example, in drug discovery, hundreds of thousands of known but not fully characterized crystalline compounds could be rapidly screened for their scientific or commercial potential. This also applies to many other fields, such as MOFs, zeolithes, minerals, and natural products.

  • ELDICO Scientific AG
  • 5234 Villigen
  • Switzerland
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