Excelsus is opening a new job position

10th September 2019

Title: Technician for Synchrotron-radiation X-ray powder analysis


If you are interested in working for a growing scientific/technological company, then send us your application in English at together with a strong motivation letter. Or contact us if you have any questions!


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Fabia Gozzo, founder of Excelsus, nominated for GWIIN award

13th June 2019

The Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network (GWIIN), a non-profit organization, was founded to celebrate this women's creativity and entrepreneurship and to increase their success rate. Every year it awards women for their inventions of all type – science, high- and low-tech, design, arts, education, food.

This year, Dr. Fabia Gozzo, founder of Excelsus Structural Solutions, a spin-off of the PSI, and pioneer of the industrial use of Synchrotron X-Ray Powder Diffraction for the study of pharmaceuticals is among the nominees for the award in the category "Exceptional Creative, Inventive or Innovative Women in Micro-enterprise or New Start-up business".

Dr. Gozzo will present her company at the GWIIN Exhibition on June 27-28 in London.


A platform to discuss high-level topics with the pharmaceutical industry

23rd May 2019

From May 9 to 12, 2019, the Second Annual Spring Pharmaceutical Synchrotron X-Ray Powder Diffraction (SPS-XRPD-2) Workshop took place at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villigen, Switzerland. Jointly organized with the 16th Pharmaceutical Powder X-Ray Diffraction Symposium (PPXRD-16) by the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD), the SPS-XRPD-2 meeting followed a successful first edition last year at Purdue University. Supporting the conference, Excelsus Structural Solutions (Swiss) AG in cooperation with the Swiss Light Source (SLS) Materials Science launched a complementary case study program, allowing the pharmaceutical industry to explore the possibilities offered by synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction, free of charge.



Interview of Dr. Fabia Gozzo on the Ticino's Swiss television RSI

22nd February 2019

An interesting reportage broadcast on Ticino's Swiss television on the developments of the five Swiss scientific Parks (Lausanne, Bienne, Basel, Aarau and Zurich) united in a consortium under the Switzerland Innovation Foundation and plans of Ticino to join. Created in 2016, the mission of Switzerland Innovation is to join forces around the common goals of strengthening the connections between academia and industry. PARK INNOVAARE is referred as a successful example of an organization fostering young high-technological spin-off companies and helping them growing up. Interview to Excelsus Structural Solutions.

Dr. Fabia Gozzo, Excelsus' CEO at the 9th HECRA meeting
8th October 2018

Dr. Fabia Gozzo, CEO of Excelsus Structural Solutions (ESS), has given a keynote lecture at the 9th Hellenic Crystallographic Association meeting (HECRA) on October 7th, 2018 at the University of Patras in Greece. In her talk 'Harnessing the synchrotron radiation technology to meet the needs of the Pharma industry', she described the challenges faced as well as the solutions brought by ESS team to make accessible advanced Synchrotron X-Ray Powder Diffraction analysis to Pharmaceutical Companies in order to solve issues related to the drug development cycle.

Joint meeting: PPXRD-16 and SPS-XRPD-2
5th October 2018

Excelsus Structural Solutions has the pleasure to announce that the next edition of the SPS-XRPD workshop will be held together with the PPXRD-16 symposium in May 2019 in Switzerland!

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Dr. Pamela Whitfield was awarded the well-deserved ICDD Fellow award at the 2018 ICDD Spring Meetings.
26th March 2018

Congratulations to Pamela Whitfield who was awarded the ICDD (International Centre for Diffraction Data) Fellow award at the 2018 ICDD Spring Meetings. The designation of Fellow is awarded by the ICDD Board of Directors to individuals who have given their time and talents beyond that normally associated with membership.


Nominations are solicited from the ICDD membership. Candidates must have served a minimum term of two years in one of the following positions: Board Director, Technical Regional Co-chair, Committee Chair, Technical Subcommittee Chair, or leader in a noteworthy ICDD activity. The Awards Committee reviews the nominations and recommends Fellow candidates to the ICDD Board of Directors.


The Fellow Award is presented at the ICDD Annual Meeting of Members in March of each year or a suitable meeting. The award consists of a commemorative plaque, and the recipient's travel expenses to the meeting, in accordance with ICDD's Travel Policy.

9th International HeCrA Conference
22nd March 2018

The 9th International Conference of the Hellenic Crystallographic Association (HECRA) will take place in October 5-7, 2018 at the Conference and Cultural Center of the University of Patras in Greece. The conference is co-organized by HECRA, the University of Patras and the Foundation for Research and Technology. The aim of this meeting is to promote and support research and education in the fields of crystallography and structure in Greece. The forthcoming conference will include plenaries and microsymposia dedicated to recent advances in CryoEM, XFELs, synchrotrons, spectroscopic methods and other related techniques for the study of materials, inorganics, small organics and biomacromolecules, emphasizing the progress of structural sciences in recent years. At this occasion, the CEO, Dr. Fabia Gozzo will be part of the Scientific Committee.

All news will be available from the conference site: 



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Excelsus Structural Solutions AG is now visible on
23rd February 2018

Excelsus Structural Solutions AG is now visible on which provides a searchable overview on ETH Domain spin-offs. 



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Our new article is available on the PharmTech website
5th February 2018

Our new article 'The Power of Synchrotron X-Ray Powder Diffraction for the Characterization of Pharmaceuticals' is now available on the PharmTech website !


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