Two concepts combined making system as efficient as precious metal catalysts
Fuel cells that work with the enzyme hydrogenase are, in principle, just as efficient as those that contain the expensive precious metal platinum as a catalyst. However, the enzymes need an aqueous environment, which makes it difficult for the starting material for the reaction – hydrogen – ... more
How algae could sustainably reduce the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere
In collaboration with fellow researchers, chemists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a process that, according to initial calculations, can facilitate economically removing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The latest World Climate Report (IPCC ... more
Life Science company to develop cancer targeted radiopharmaceuticals
Camel-IDS, a VUB spin-off company developing cancer-targeted radiopharmaceuticals, today secured EUR 37m in a Series A investment round led by V-Bio Ventures (Belgium) and Gimv (Belgium), joined by the co-lead investors HealthCap (Sweden), Novo Seeds (Denmark), Pontifax (Israel) and BioMedP ... more
Experimental therapy could repair mutations that cause genetic diseases
A new technology that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes that give rise to diseases like sickle cell, muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis.
Rice University bioengineer Gang Bao has combined magnetic nanoparticles with a viral container d ... more
"Swirling and spinning" of therapeutic nanoparticles
Indiana University researchers have discovered that drug-delivering nanoparticles attach to their targets differently based upon their position when they meet -- like ballroom dancers who change their moves with the music.
The study is significant since the "movement" of therapeutic particl ... more
Strong organic sales growth impacted by negative exchange rate effects
Merck generated very strong organic sales growth in the third quarter of 2018. However, this was impacted by negative exchange rate effects. Despite organic growth, EBITDA pre of the Group also declined in comparison with the year-earlier quarter owing to strong negative foreign exchange ef ... more
A team of scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), in collaboration with researchers from Monash University Australia, has succeeded in significantly increasing the stability and biocompatibility of special light-transducing nanoparticles. The team has developed the ... more
Neuronal development is often regulated by the graded distribution of guidance molecules, which can either attract or repel the neuronal migration or neurite projection when presented in a format of concentration gradients, or chemotaxis. However, many details about the process is largely u ... more
T3 Pharma, a biotech start-up company of the University of Basel with a focus on immuno-oncology, has been named “2018 Science Start-Up of the Year” by Falling Walls Venture. The award honors the scientist-entrepreneurs for their breakthrough business model in bacterial cancer therapy.
The ... more
Company signed agreement with Guangzhou Development District
Merck signed an agreement with the Guangzhou Development District on innovation development in Southern China. Pursuant to this agreement, Merck will establish an innovation hub in Guangzhou scheduled to open September 2019.
“China is a major innovation hotspot and one of our most important ... more