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Air Products Signs Contract to Acquire GE’s Gasification Technology and Business

USA: Business Expansion

Air Products Signs Contract to Acquire GE’s Gasification Technology and Business

Once complete, the deal will enable Air Products to increase its gasification business footprint across the globe. The company is also expected to develop its synthesis gas solutions via GE’s gasification technology. read...

GE Healthcare to Open Biotechnology Manufacturing Center in 2019

UK: Biopharmaceutical Purification

GE Healthcare to Open Biotechnology Manufacturing Center in 2019

GE Healthcare announced the opening of a biotechnology manufacturing center at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC) Open Innovation Campus, in Stevenage, UK. In the first half of 2019, the center will start producing a fiber-based purification platform, which has the potential to significantly improve efficiency in the purification steps of manufacturing biopharmaceuticals, gene therapies and viral vectors. read...

Leading European Universities to Cooperate in Bioeconomy Research

Bioeconomy Alliance

Leading European Universities to Cooperate in Bioeconomy Research

The six leading European universities in the field of the bioeconomy are planning to join forces in research, teaching/education, and innovation in this subject area. Following the initiative of the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart (Germany), they have laid the cornerstone for the “European Bioeconomy University” consortium. The cooperation aims at making the European economy more resource-efficient, sustainable, competitive, and based on a circular mindset. read...

Thoughtful Designs: Innovations in Carbohydrate Analysis

HPAEC with PAD

Thoughtful Designs: Innovations in Carbohydrate Analysis

Carbohydrates are the most abundant class of biomolecules. But — their analysis is not always trivial. This article describes how electrolytic and highly automated inline eluent generation can be successfully applied to carbohydrate separations using HPAEC in combination with PAD. read...

BASF Presents New Strategy and Aims at Sustainability and Digitalization

Germany: Business Strategy

BASF Presents New Strategy and Aims at Sustainability and Digitalization

The new strategy announced by BASF is concentrating on organic business growth. With the aim of becoming faster and more flexible, the company intends to significantly simplify structures and processes, sharpen its portfolio and strengthen the Verbund. Sales with products that make a substantial contribution to sustainability are to reach $ 25 billion in 2025. read...

Repair-Enzyme Could Be Key to Fight Inflammatory Diseases

Norway: Immunology

Repair-Enzyme Could Be Key to Fight Inflammatory Diseases

Inflammatory diseases such as COPD and septicemia (blood poisoning) represent a growing threat to public health. These conditions are commonly the result of an overactive immune system. An international team of scientists now discovered that an enzyme that normally repairs damaged DNA may be the key to a new treatment for inflammatory diseases. read...

'Contact Lens' Patch with Microneedles for Comfortable Drug Delivery

Singapore: Direct Drug Delivery

'Contact Lens' Patch with Microneedles for Comfortable Drug Delivery

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have developed a ‘contact lens’ patch with microneedles that could provide a painless and efficient alternative to current methods of treating eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. read...

Trade Show in Britain Beats All Records

UK: Lab Innovations 2018

Trade Show in Britain Beats All Records

Lab Innovations attracted 3,113 attendees for its 2018 edition. This is a 10 % increase on the previous year. Underlying the headline number were significant increases in visitors involved in purchasing products and services for the laboratory industry. read...

How Gut Bacteria and the Immune System Affect Aging

Switzerland: Bacteriology

How Gut Bacteria and the Immune System Affect Aging

Scientists have discovered how a dysfunction in the immune system can cause an overload of a gut bacterium. The bacterium produces excess lactic acid, which in turn triggers the production of reactive oxygen species that cause damage to cells and many age-related pathologies. read...

KIT-Spin-Off Awarded for Extraordinary 3D Laser Printing Process

Germany: Nanoscribe Wins State Prize

KIT-Spin-Off Awarded for Extraordinary 3D Laser Printing Process

The founders of Nanoscribe developed a revolutionary high-precision 3D printing method at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and quickly become the market leaders in their field. Now, the company won the Baden-Württemberg state prize for young companies. read...