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Tailor-made carbon helps pinpoint hereditary diseases and correct medication dosage

New method expands knowledge of carbon-based materials

18-Nov-2019

Sensors manufactured with carbon-based materials can provide uniquely accurate and real-time information on hereditary diseases or the concentrations of drugs in the body. In addition to medicine, carbonaceous materials are used in batteries, solar cells and water purification. Other elements, ...

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Dyes and viruses create new composite material for photooxidation reactions

14-Aug-2019

A research team from Aalto University has developed a novel strategy to create virus-based materials for catalysis. The project, which is framed within the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions, aims to pave the way towards the application of optically active biohybrid materials - a ...

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Restriction of hazardous substances in tattoo inks

15-Mar-2019

ECHA’s Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) adopted its final opinion supporting the proposal by Denmark, Italy, Norway and ECHA to restrict the placing on the market of tattoo inks and permanent make-up. Substances within the scope of the restriction include carcinogenic, mutagenic and ...

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Combinig diabetes drug and immunotherapy against breast cancer

11-Feb-2019

MYC, a gene with high cancer-initiating potential, is overexpressed in over 40% of breast cancers. While MYC programs breast cancer cells to build more macromolecules (anabolic metabolism) it also creates a metabolic vulnerability by making them more sensitive to a type of cell death known as ...

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Stora Enso announces startups selected for its second Accelerator Programme

23-Jan-2019

Stora Enso has chosen six startups to join its second Accelerator Programme, a joint startup initiative organised by Stora Enso, Aalto University Developing Entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT) and Vertical Accelerator.The Accelerator programme provides an exceptional opportunity for disruptive startups ...

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Stora Enso and startup Sulapac have joined forces to develop renewable and biodegradable straws

18-Dec-2018

Stora Enso and Sulapac continue to combat the global problem of plastic waste by launching a demo for sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018. The demo, which targets production on an industrial scale, is designed to replace traditional plastic straws with renewable ones. The straws are based ...

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Stora Enso acquires Swedish cellulose technology company

30-Oct-2018

Stora Enso has increased its ownership up to 100% in the Sweden-based company Cellutech AB. The company specialises in the development of new materials and applications based on cellulose, micro-fibrillated cellulose (MFC) and other wood-based components. The acquisition of Cellutech supports ...

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Stora Enso awarded as Finland’s most startup-friendly company

10-Oct-2018

The renewable materials company Stora Enso has been awarded as the most start-up-friendly company in Finland in 2018. The prize was awarded by Tribe Tampere at the AlihankintaHEAT event in Tampere. Stora Enso runs two startup programmes which have produced good results in business ...

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Ciprofloxacin has dramatic effects on the mitochondrial genome

Antibiotics should be used cautiously

04-Oct-2018

Antibiotics have saved many lives by rescuing patients with bacterial or fungal infections, but these valuable drugs also have a dark side. As most medical drugs, also many antibiotics can have undesired effects on the body's metabolism, causing more or less severe symptoms. The group of ...

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Stora Enso enters into strategic partnership with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

30-May-2018

Stora Enso has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Through the agreement Stora Enso and SLU intend to establish a long-term collaboration in research and development, education, competence building, and innovation within the fields ...

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