Press releases and news 2000

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  • Dr. Thomas Graeve

    Before new creams, lotions or lipsticks are launched on the market, they have to be tested for possible skin reactions. Dr. Thomas Graeve of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart has been awarded the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize for the devolopment of a human skin tissue model, which replaces animal testing.

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  • Hugo Geiger Prize 2000

    Fraunhofer IGB News / October 31, 2000

    In 2000 students of the Fraunhofer IGB were awarded with one 1st and two 2nd prizes.

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  • Bacteria eliminate formaldehyde from waste air

    Press release / September 15, 2000

    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 / May 22, 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 / May 22, 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 / January 12, 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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