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25.5.2021

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and Fraunhofer IZI open joint research laboratory for natural product-based therapeutics

Are algae the superfood and active ingredient suppliers of the future? Under the direction of Professor Carola Griehl, researchers at the Competence Center Algal Biotechnology at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences have been working on this question for many years. On May 27, 2021 the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI open the Center for Natural Product-Based Therapeutics (ZNT). In addition to the invited guests on site, all interested parties are invited via live stream to the ceremonial opening.
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21.5.2021

Simplified method developed for monitoring CAR T-cell therapies using flow cytometry

CAR T-cell therapy, a novel cancer immunotherapy, uses patients' own T cells, which have been genetically engineered, for treatment. Currently, this therapy is used for some forms of blood cancer and lymphoma. In order to assess both the success and side effects of CAR T-cell therapies, intensive monitoring after administration is necessary.
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10.5.2021

Researchers aim at developing a vaccine protecting against urinary tract infection

From a Danish-German consortium intend to develop a vaccine protecting against urinary tract infection. The SVEET project (Sugar-modified Vaccine Epitopes; Exploration and Translation) is funded by the German DLR and the Innovation Fund Denmark with 702,800 Euro within the eurostars® programme.
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5.5.2021

Fraunhofer Prize for “Human- and Environment-Centered Technology” 2021 for a vaccine production process that is faster, more efficient and more environmentally friendly

Vaccines are currently a great source of hope for many people, as it is believed they will help to protect society against COVID-19 and pave the way back to a normal life. The current focus is clearly on coronavirus — but vaccines are also fundamental to combating other pathogens. A team of researchers from three Fraunhofer Institutes has now developed a method of producing vaccines that is faster, more efficient and more environmentally friendly than the conventional production process — and their efforts have earned them the Fraunhofer Prize for “Human- and Environment-Centered Technology”. The award ceremony took place during the annual conference of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft on May 5, 2021.
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