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2015-03-30
The epidemiology of HIV-1, HCV and HBV in the Baltic region – Stockholm’s minisymposium

The epidemiology of HIV-1, HCV and HBV in the Baltic region – Stockholm’s minisymposium

Members and invited guests of Baltic Network against life-threatening viral infections (BAN) have been discussing the burning issues of viral infections during the two-day minisymposium held at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Enlightening presentations followed by questions, round-table discus... Read more
Tags HIV , epidemiology , Baltic region , symposium , symposium , HCV , Stockholm
6th International Weigl Conference on Microbiology

6th International Weigl Conference on Microbiology

The conference will take place at the University of Gdansk, July 8-10, 2015. It is a biennial event dedicated to Professor Rudolf Weigl, microbiologist and immunologist. Previous meetings constituted a result of Polish-Ukrainian cooperation. ... Read more
Tags conference , microbiology , Weigl
2015-03-24 to 2015-03-25
Green light for Novartis drug “Jakavi” for rare blood cancer treatment

Green light for Novartis drug “Jakavi” for rare blood cancer treatment

Novartis drug “Jakavi” has been approved by the European Commission for the therapy of rare blood cancer, polycythemia vera. It is the first approved targeted drug for treatment of this disease and it gives hope for patients unresponsive to standard therapy with hydroxyurea.... Read more
Tags drug , cancer , eu , Novartis , targeted therapy , approval
Consortium led by BASF launched a project to increase efficiency in renewable-based product

Consortium led by BASF launched a project to increase efficiency in renewable-based production processes

European companies representing such industrial fields as renewable resources, biotechnology, chemistry or process engineering, launched project PRODIAS that is aimed to decrease production costs and improve efficiency of renewable-based production processes.... Read more
Tags biotechnology , europe , renewable raw materials , horizon 2020 , BASF , consortium , PRODIAS
2015-03-16 to 2015-03-22
FEMS 2015 - The 6th Congress of European Microbiologists in Maastricht

FEMS 2015 - The 6th Congress of European Microbiologists in Maastricht

Being one of the leading meetings of its kind and the biggest biennial event in Europe, it will connect approximately 3 000 microbiologists from around the world. The Congress will be held 7-11 July in Maastricht, Netherlands.... Read more
Tags conference , microbiology , FEMS
2015 Biological Production Forum in Düsseldorf

2015 Biological Production Forum in Düsseldorf

This year’s Annual Biological Production Forum was organized in Düsseldorf during 2nd - 4th March. The event is mainly dedicated for specialists associated with biological manufacturing, production and cGMP.... Read more
Tags germany , conference , forum , cGMP
Holoclar – EU’s first stem cell therapy

Holoclar – EU’s first stem cell therapy

European Commission on 17th February 2015 has given conditional marketing authorization of unprecedented medicine in EU. The active substance of Holoclar is the patient’s own limbal stem cells. It is a type of advanced therapy product called a tissue engineered product. It will be implanted to pati... Read more
Tags stem cells , Holoclar , European Medicines Agency
2015-03-03
3rd workshop on realizing the bioeconomy in Baltic Sea Region in Warsaw.

3rd workshop on realizing the bioeconomy in Baltic Sea Region in Warsaw.

On 4-5 March 2015 in Warsaw will be held the 3rd ScanBalt BioRegion workshop on realizing the bioeconomy in Baltic Sea Region, planned under an initiative by the Nordic Council of Minister. ... Read more
Tags workshops , ScanBalt , Baltic Sea region
2015-02-17 to 2015-02-19
Minisymposium on HIV and HCV epidemiology in the Baltic region

Minisymposium on HIV and HCV epidemiology in the Baltic region

Minisymposium on HIV-1 and HCV in the Baltic region organized by Baltic Network against life-threatening viral infections will be held in Stockholm on March 19-20. Numerous open sessions will be a great opportunity for exchange of knowledge and discussing about most critical issues associated with ep... Read more
Tags HIV , epidemiology , Baltic region , symposium , BAM , HCV , Stockholm
7th Conference of the Polish Society for Experimental Plant Biology in Gdańsk

7th Conference of the Polish Society for Experimental Plant Biology in Gdańsk

„Joint 7th Conference of the Polish Society for Experimental Plant Biology and the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG & MUG” will be held between 8th and 11th of September 2015 in Gdańsk, Poland. ... Read more
Tags conference , PSEPB , MOBI4Health
Pierre Fabre initiates Phase IIa trials for a new drug for Schizophrenia

Pierre Fabre initiates Phase IIa trials for a new drug for Schizophrenia

A French multinational company Pierre Fabre Pharmaceuticals has announced a start of Phase IIa clinical trials for a new selective antagonist of dopamine D3 receptor called F17464 in patients suffering from schizophrenia. The major aim is to determine the effectiveness and assess safety of the drug d... Read more
Tags clinical trials , drug , Pierre Fabre , schizophrenia , F17464
2015-02-11 to 2015-02-13
The amendment to the Polish Law on financing of science

The amendment to the Polish Law on financing of science

President of Poland signed the amended law, in which the main changes relate to the financing of pro-quality research. They regulate issues of Polish Roadmap for Research Infrastructures, funding for international cooperation, development of virtual Science Information System, as well as clarify a Ph... Read more
Tags law , international cooperation , regulations , Science Information System
BASF resigns from the cooperative project on bio-based acrylic acid

BASF resigns from the cooperative project on bio-based acrylic acid

BASF chemical company has left the collaborative project conducted with Novozymes and Cargill that was aimed to elaborate bio-based process for 3-hydroxypropionic (3-HP) and acrylic acid production. Novozymes and Cargill declare that they will continue the effort to bring the technology to the market... Read more
Tags biotechnology , cooperation , BASF , Cargill , Novozymes , acrylic acid
Tau-based vaccines as a novel tool for Alzheimer’s Disease treatment

Tau-based vaccines as a novel tool for Alzheimer’s Disease treatment

Alzheimer’s disease is the most frequent cause of dementia. Currently, there are various studies all over the world trying to elaborate efficient therapies to help patients. Among them, there are approaches associated with immunomodulation, thus application of vaccines. One of the newest idea is to t... Read more
Tags Alzheimer's disease , treatment , tau , amyloid , vaccine , ACL-35
2015-02-02 to 2015-02-06
International Business Forum “SUBF 2015” in Slovakia

International Business Forum “SUBF 2015” in Slovakia

International Business Forum “SUBF 2015”, organized on April 20-23 in Košice Slovakia, will be a great opportunity for central European business representatives to present the offers, negotiate contracts during face-to-face conversations and establish new business connections. The event is organized ... Read more
Tags europe , slovakia , business , conference , forum , Ukraine
Wortmannin as a new potential anticancer drug

Wortmannin as a new potential anticancer drug

Wortmannin sensitize the tumour cells for standard treatment with ethoposid and cisplatin, makes the treatment more effectiveness. What it means for the glioma patient? That there is potential new drug, which is effective in laboratory and kills glioma cells.... Read more
Tags cancer , glioblastoma , glioma , oncology , brain cancer
Bacteria vs bacteria: edible vaccines

Bacteria vs bacteria: edible vaccines

The idea of edible vaccines originates from the basic needs for availability, ease of use and low cost of production. Majority of the scientific world is focused on so-called molecular farming utilizing plants as a source of antigens. There is also another, theoretically simpler way: immunization wit... Read more
Tags bacteria , edible vaccines , antigen
International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics 2015

International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics 2015

The 2015 International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics (ICBBB), which is the 5th edition, was organized in Taiwan. During numerous meetings and presentations, researchers from all over the world could share with new advancements in the wide field of biotechnology.... Read more
Tags biotechnology , conference , bioscience , Taiwan
2015-01-28 to 2015-01-29
New grants from Horizon 2020 for small and medium-sized enterprises

New grants from Horizon 2020 for small and medium-sized enterprises

More than 275 innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) may receive financing support in form of new grants. The funding is a part of Horizon 2020 programme, which is aimed to stimulate the development of innovation in Europe, thus creating economic growth and new jobs in most promising sectors.... Read more
Tags europe , horizon 2020 , grant , SME , fundin
How cancer cells can interact with each other?

How cancer cells can interact with each other?

Interactions between cells are of crucial importance for the proper functioning of tissues and the whole multicellular organisms. During pathological processes, such as cancer progression, alterations in cell-cell adhesion are very common. The molecular events underlying these changes must be deeply ... Read more
Tags junction , Jonas Fuxe , epithelium , interaction , cancer