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13.5.2022

Fraunhofer IZI and BioNTech to collaborate in the future

The Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI and BioNTech have signed a framework agreement in April 2022.
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12.5.2022

Fraunhofer Center MEOS becomes technology hub for cell-based therapeutics in Thuringia

At the Fraunhofer Center for Microelectronic and Optical Systems for Biomedicine (MEOS) in Erfurt, the MEOS Innovation Center for Precision Analysis of Cell Therapy Products, or MIC-PreCell for short, is being established until summer 2023. Funded with 750,000 euros from the Free State of Thuringia, this center will then support the development of new analysis methods for quality assurance and process control for the manufacturing of cell-based therapeutic products.
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11.3.2022

Activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) has an anti-inflammatory effect

A preclinical study led at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI demonstrated that activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) induced by the air pollutant benzo(a)pyrene influences the immune response during systemic bacterial infection.
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11.1.2022

Fraunhofer IZI and Nomad Bioscience extend and broaden collaboration

The Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI and Nomad Bioscience GmbH have extended and expanded their collaboration. In July 2020, both had concluded an initial research and development agreement. The Fraunhofer IZI Molecular Drug Biochemistry and Therapeutics Development Branch in Halle (Saale) supports the Munich-based company in the identification and preclinical development of pharmaceutical product candidates, in particular through assay development, pharmacological and toxicological studies, and the development of preclinical models.
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