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Glutenin Subunits of Durum Could Extend Genetic Basis of Modern Wheat Species

Spain: Crop Quality

Glutenin Subunits of Durum Could Extend Genetic Basis of Modern Wheat Species

Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and the Plant Genetic Resources Center of Inia have identified new glutenin subunits which can play a relevant role in wheat quality. They assessed the glutenin composition of a collection of durum wheat of local varieties that can be useful to extend the genetic basis of modern wheat cultivars. read...

Bioreactor for the Production of Consistent Quality Cellular Products

Germany: Single-Use Bioreactor

Bioreactor for the Production of Consistent Quality Cellular Products

Sartorius Stedim Biotech launched a new wave mixed system developed specifically for closed, automated expansion of consistent quality cell products such as ex vivo cellular immunotherapies. The new GMP platform, which combines the single-use Flexsafe bag technology with the company’s expertise in biopharmaceutical automation, was introduced at Phacilitate Leaders World 2019 in Miami. read...

Almac Group to Scale-Up Personalized Cancer Vaccine Production

UK: Biotech Services

Almac Group to Scale-Up Personalized Cancer Vaccine Production

The Almac Group is expanding its Edinburgh Technopole facility to allow scale-up of its personalised cancer vaccine activities. Doubling its footprint in the Fleming Building to over 4,500 m2, the company is investing in new laboratories and office space to meet growing demand for its services. read...

NTU Singapore and MPI Launch Joint Lab in Healthcare and Robotics

Germany/Singapore: Research in Artificial Senses

NTU Singapore and MPI Launch Joint Lab in Healthcare and Robotics

NTU Singapore and Germany’s Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPICI) have launched a joint lab to conduct research in artificial senses and develop innovative robotics and healthcare solutions. read...

Miltenyi Biotec Acquires Imaging Process from University of Duisburg-Essen

Germany: Imaging Technology

Miltenyi Biotec Acquires Imaging Process from University of Duisburg-Essen

Miltenyi Biotec has signed a purchase contract for a non-harmful, fluorescence-preserving, optical clearing process from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. The acquired invention involves an easy-to-use protocol that allows a safe optical clearing of biological samples for microscopy using an organic solvent-based clearing agent, the company announced. read...

Bisphenol A in Receipt-Ink Can Cause Hormonal Diseases and Cancer

Spain: Contaminated Thermal Paper

Bisphenol A in Receipt-Ink Can Cause Hormonal Diseases and Cancer

An international research led by the UGR shows that 90 % of store and supermarket receipts are made of thermal paper containing bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is a well‑known endocrine disruptor that alters hormonal balance in people exposed to it, and it leads to hormonal diseases such as genitourinary malformations, infertility, obesity and cancer in hormone‑dependent organs. read...

Global Distribution Agreement Between Merck and Roche Renewed

Switzerland: Biochemical Reagents

Global Distribution Agreement Between Merck and Roche Renewed

Merck and Roche have agreed to renew their current distribution agreement for the Biochemical Reagents and Kapa Biosystems product portfolios, as well as select real-time quantitative PCR & Nucleic Acid Purification products. read...

Pancreas Cells Can Change Identity to Produce Insulin

Norway: Diabetes Research

Pancreas Cells Can Change Identity to Produce Insulin

Norwegian researchers have found that neighbour-cells can take over functions of damaged or missing insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The discovery may lead to new treatments for diabetes. read...

Akzo Nobel Announces its

The Netherlands: Paints and Coatings

Akzo Nobel Announces its "Paint the Future" Startup Challenge

Calling all startups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs and innovators, Akzo Nobel started the first edition of its "Paint the Future - the startup challenge" to discover new and revolutionary solutions that are intended accelerate innovation in the world of paints and coatings. read...

New Catalysis Concept Obtains Polyester from Castor Oil

Germany: Green Chemistry

New Catalysis Concept Obtains Polyester from Castor Oil

Researchers at the University of Konstanz presented a new way of obtaining polyester from fats and oils, more specifically, from castor oil. A well-known and chemically established building block that can be obtained from castor oil is Undecenol. read...