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Swiss entrepreneur gives Harvard $125 million for bioengineering research inspired by nature

Director Don Ingber, left, speaks with Laura Brass, Business Development Director behind notes written on the glass walls in a conference room at the Wyss Institute, which seeks to take inspiration from nature in order to make useful technologies.
Director Don Ingber, left, speaks with Laura Brass, Business Development Director behind notes written on the glass walls in a conference room at the Wyss Institute, which seeks to take inspiration from nature in order to make useful technologies. File photo 2011/Josh Reynolds for the Boston Globe

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A Swiss entrepreneur has given Harvard University $125 million for the second time in five years, to support a multidisciplinary bioengineering research institute that bears his name.

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