Press releases and news 2000

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  • Bio-tricking-filter

    Scientists of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart/Germany now succeeded in developing a high efficient, low cost technology for the bio-treatment of formaldehyde containing waste air.

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  • Red lips from algae

    Press release / 22.5.2000

    Algae

    Red lips from algae (July 2000) Algae are very easily satisfied, they grow fast, and they synthesize valuable substances such as antibiotics, vitamins, color pigments and fatty acids. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a photo-bioreactor, in which microalgae can be cultured in large numbers.

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  • Case-by-case screening of cancer drugs

    Press release / 22.5.2000

    Cytostatic

    Fraunhofer researchers developed a fast screening method with reliable results that allows doctors to establish a cancer patient's response to different drugs even before choosing and commencing a course of therapy.

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  • Proteomics

    Tracking the pathogenicity of the yeast Candida albicans (April 2000) Candida albicans is the most frequent fungal pathogen for humans. Scientists of the newly established research group "Automated Protein Screening Systems" at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart have identified proteins, which are involved in the mechanisms responsible for pathogenicity of Candida and thus may represent specific targets for novel antimycotic drugs.

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  • Clean energy from rotting waste

    Press release / 12.1.2000

    Pilot plant for digestion of organic waste

    Twice as much energy can now be generated from residual waste. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new fermentation process for treating residual waste which already meets the forthcoming technical requirements for disposal of domestic waste.

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