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2014-08-05 to 2014-08-06
A, B, C – the alphabet of hepatitis

A, B, C – the alphabet of hepatitis

Hepatitis A is less severe and fully curable. Hepatitis B virus may cause harsh consequences, but there is a vaccine that help the prevention. HCV still remains the most dangerous type. The disease is silent and cause harsh effects in the liver and irreversible changes in liver. The Baltic Network in... Read more
Tags hepatitis , Baltic Network , hep A virus , hep B virus , hep C virus
Connection has been made!

Connection has been made!

Brain functions remain the most fascinating but poorly understood area of human biology. Scientists from MRC laboratory in Cambridge have found a way to create and modify connections between neurons of a nematode in a highly controlled manner. Although this is just the first step, their work raises h... Read more
Tags brain , synapse , Human Connectome Project
2014-07-29 to 2014-08-01
Biotechnology sector in the Czech Republic

Biotechnology sector in the Czech Republic

Concerning central Europe, the Czech Republic is one of the leading countries in biotechnology development with strong research institutes, attractive business environment and proper government and European Union support. It confirms that nations from this part of Europe are becoming equal partners f... Read more
Tags biotechnology , czech republic
Europe: “GMO-resistant”

Europe: “GMO-resistant”

Countries all over the world, like USA, Brazil or China invest millions in development of genetically modified crops and widely place them on the markets. In contrast, Europe with the most stringent GMO regulations remains to be strongly skeptical about GMO cultivations. Is there any chance for chang... Read more
Tags europe , gmo
2014-07-21
Polish companies at BIO International Convention 2014

Polish companies at BIO International Convention 2014

BIO International Convention 2014 in San Diego has attracted numerous companies and institutes that wanted to present their offers as well as start off new business partnerships. Dr. Anna Boguszewska-Chachulska, CEO of Genomed SA, describes how participation in such events is beneficial for Polish co... Read more
Tags BIO convention , San Diego , Polish companies , Genomed SA
2014-07-07 to 2014-07-13
"We are strong enough as far as we are united"

"We are strong enough as far as we are united"

Andorra, Cyprus, Iceland, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro and San Marino – European countries with populations smaller than 1 mln decided to cooperate in order to increase public health. The project is named Health 2020.... Read more
Tags who , health care
Killing triple-negative breast cancer cells with virus

Killing triple-negative breast cancer cells with virus

Triple-negative breast cancer is highly aggressive form of tumor, which cannot be efficiently treated with available therapies. Therefore, new approaches of its eradication are needed. Latest study reveals a potential of adeno-associated virus to effectively kill the cancer cells in mice.... Read more
Tags breast cancer , adeno-associated virus
Cell therapy commercialization – challenge accepted

Cell therapy commercialization – challenge accepted

A recent progress made in the field of cell therapy was accompanied with a great promise for treatment of various diseases that nowadays are extremely hard to manage. However, after successful discoveries made in the laboratories all over the world, it is time to face obstacles that hamper its commer... Read more
Tags stem cells , commercialization , cell therapy
2014-06-24 to 2014-06-25
Central and Eastern Europe region for execution of bio-similar and bio-equivalent studies.

Central and Eastern Europe region for execution of bio-similar and bio-equivalent studies.

The Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region has recently become a rapidly developing sector for life sciences. During this year BioForum meeting two representatives of KCR, European Clinical Research Organization (CRO) have presented a panel session „Advantages of execution of biosimilar and bioequi... Read more
Tags bioforum , biosimilars , bioequivalent drugs , biological drugs
Green tea – a remedy for cancer?

Green tea – a remedy for cancer?

One of the most commonly worldwide consumed beverages is tea. Still black tea is consumed most frequently, however, the green tea contains majority of natural bio-active chemicals beneficial for our health. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is an active compound of green tea that was used in studies ... Read more
Tags medicine , cancer , green tea , pancreas
2014-06-09 to 2014-06-15
Learn from the best – the exchange of experience in the project ETTBio

Learn from the best – the exchange of experience in the project ETTBio

The ETTBio project aim is to develop an effective technology transfer in biotechnology. Ten partners from seven European countries take part in the project. Its main objective is the exchange of experience between the partners in the project.... Read more
Tags ETTBio
11th anniversary of World Blood Donor Day

11th anniversary of World Blood Donor Day

This year's edition of World Blood Donor Day global event will be organized in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Under the slogan 'Safe Blood for Saving Mothers' the campaign aims for increasing the awareness about safe blood and blood donation, especially for saving pregnant women and preventing from maternal dea... Read more
Tags medicine , blood , blood donor , WHO
BioMatPol Company has an idea for production of nontoxic polymers

BioMatPol Company has an idea for production of nontoxic polymers

BioMatPol Company produces biodegradable polymeric materials. Their advantage is that during manufacturing process toxic tin catalysts are not applied. Therefore, they are safe for the human body. ... Read more
Tags Biopolymers , BioMatPol , polymeric materials
2014-06-03
"It were bacteria that first started the war!", Ada Yonath speech during BioForum 2014

"It were bacteria that first started the war!", Ada Yonath speech during BioForum 2014

Ribosomes are cell structures in which proteins are formed. By blocking ribosome active site, antibiotics are able to destroy bacterial cell. During BioForum 2014 Professor Ada Yonath has explained why this phenomenon is so important. ... Read more
Tags natural antibiotics , Ada Yonath , ribosome , Noble Price laureate , antibiotic resistance
2014-05-26 to 2014-06-01
Opportunities and threats for central European life science sector.

Opportunities and threats for central European life science sector.

During this year's BioForum event, one of the biggest events of the life science sector, the lectures are presented by icons of the global biotechnology sector. The speech about opportunities and threats for countries of Central and Eastern Europe was given by G. Steven Burrill – founder and CEO of B... Read more
Tags Bio Forum
Quo vadis Poland? The perspectives. Part I

Quo vadis Poland? The perspectives. Part I

During BioForum2014 meeting a panel lecture "Quo vadis Poland? The perspectives. Part I." was presented by PhD Maciej Wieczorek, CEO of Mabion S.A. and Celon Pharma S.A. (Poland). The presentation briefly discussed position of Poland on the European bio business market together with indication of adv... Read more
Tags bioforum 2014 , Maciej Wieczorek , bio-business
Epidemiology of infectious diseases in the region of Baltic countries

Epidemiology of infectious diseases in the region of Baltic countries

Epidemiology is a science that studies how does diseases develop and spread in a particular area and in a given population. Through the analysis of environmental factors and the occurrence of epidemics caused by diseases in a defined population , the epidemiology examines their occurrence frequency a... Read more
Tags viral infections , Baltic region
ETTBio Project – that’s how you can learn from the others

ETTBio Project – that’s how you can learn from the others

The ETTBio (Effective Technology Transfer in Biotechnology) ... Read more
Entering US market – workshop for BioForum 2014 participants

Entering US market – workshop for BioForum 2014 participants

BioForum 2014 is approaching. This is the thirteenth edition of this international trade fair, in which representatives of the worlds of science and business from life science sector meet together. BioForum 2014 consists of exhibitory space, lectures and B2B meetings between people seeking opportunit... Read more
Tags bioforum , workshops , bioforum 2014 , RCA
2014-05-16
Status and capabilities of the regional veterinary market - interview with Dr. Jacek Wójcik

Status and capabilities of the regional veterinary market - interview with Dr. Jacek Wójcik

Jacek Wójcik, PhD in veterinary, works in the veterinary drugs wholesale company POLWET-CENTROWET. He characterizes in this interview the veterinary market of Central Europe region. He also says how, in his opinion, it will develop in the near future and talks about the development of cooperation wit... Read more
Tags bioforum , veterinary , bioforum 2014