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2014-12-29 to 2014-12-31
Gene therapy in 2014

Gene therapy in 2014

The idea of gene therapy as a real therapeutic option began over 20 years ago. Since that time, there have been numerous moments of hope and disappointment that repeatedly changed the general opinion about this novel way of treatment. Today, together with advancements in human genomics, gene therapy ... Read more
Tags clinical trials , gene therapy , central Europe
Life science sector in the next 15 years

Life science sector in the next 15 years

Life science sector comprising such areas as biotechnology, pharmacy or biomedical technologies is one of the most rapidly growing markets. As societies all over the world are getting older and older, we can be sure that in the nearest 15 years its development will be even faster than nowadays.... Read more
Tags cancer , life science , future , ageing , Alexander Stratz
The Festival of Science in Hungary

The Festival of Science in Hungary

During this year’s edition of the Festival of Science in Hungary, representatives of research institutes as well as business enterprises discussed the importance of science popularization and dialogue with the general public. Concerning biotechnology sector, such issues as ethical, legal and social ... Read more
Tags biotechnology , hungary , science , festival
2014-12-22
Understanding angiogenesis process is crucial for modern medicine

Understanding angiogenesis process is crucial for modern medicine

Angiogenesis, comprising a growth of blood vessels, is indispensable for proper organ functioning and repair. Abnormalities occurring in this crucial process are involved in various disorders such as cancer. Understanding its molecular background is the basis for the development of novel efficient dr... Read more
Tags medicine , cancer , angiogenesis , Yihai Cao , blood vessel , metabolism , obesity
2014-12-18
Novel ways of struggling with flu

Novel ways of struggling with flu

Every year, numerous people all over the world need to be hospitalized because of the complications of flu. Despite many years of research, there is still a need of novel efficient medications. Hungarian researcher, Péter Horváth, together with Swiss scientists are trying to develop new method of str... Read more
Tags hungary , flu , capsid , virus , influenza
2014-12-08 to 2014-12-09
The only hope for central nervous system disorder patients

The only hope for central nervous system disorder patients

Stem cells have been already applied both in research and clinical trials seeking for new therapies of diseases affecting the central nervous system. Although they have long been a subject of ethical discussions, their potential in neuroscience research is constantly growing.... Read more
Tags nanotechnologia , pharma
Challenges in tissue engineering

Challenges in tissue engineering

Nowadays tissue engineering is one of the most prominent area of medicine. During 18th Scientific Meetings which took place in Gliwice 21.11 we had a possibility to meet with dr. Mehrdad Rafat, assistant Professor of Bioengineering from Linkoping University (Sweden) who co-invented the first clinica... Read more
Tags tissue engineering , cornea transplantation , Gliwice Scientific Meetings , Mehrdad Rafat , regenerative medicine
2014-12-01 to 2014-12-05
Nucleolin as a target for anti-cancer therapy

Nucleolin as a target for anti-cancer therapy

Nucleolin, a multifunctional phosphoprotein present mainly in nucleolus, has drawn much attention of molecular biologists due to its role in carcinogenesis and potential of being attractive target for more efficient therapies. As current methods of cancer treatment are still highly unspecific, such a... Read more
Tags nucleolin , cancer , antibody , Bradford Goodwin , therapy
The Project of program for biotechnology sector – Polish Biotech Associaton

The Project of program for biotechnology sector – Polish Biotech Associaton

The association of small and medium-sized companies from the life science sector Polish - Polish Biotech Association presented the "Project biotechnology sector program". It dedicated to companies that actively develop their company in the biobusiness. The authors present the objectives of the projec... Read more
Tags biotechnology , Polish Biotech Association , biotechnology in Poland , biobusiness
One billion zlotys for the biotechnology sector

One billion zlotys for the biotechnology sector

There will be created 100 new biotechnological start-ups to 2020 – this is the assumption of sectoral project for development of biotechnology in 2015-20120, which was presented in November during meeting of a members of the Polish Biotech Association.... Read more
Tags biotechnology , money , Polish Biotech Association , biobusiness
Stem cells application in Alzheimer's disease.

Stem cells application in Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) causes nerve tissue atrophy that appears as degenerative changes in the brain. Brain shrinks because of uncontrolled loss of neurons, especially within the hippocampus, frontal lobe and amygdale.... Read more
Tags Alzheimer's disease , Eva Sykova , neurodegenerative disease , regenerative medicine , stem cells , brain
2014-11-26 to 2014-11-28
Polish researchers obtained positive results for ALS treatment with stem cells

Polish researchers obtained positive results for ALS treatment with stem cells

Polish researchers from The Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of Varmia and Masuria has recently published their results concerning treatment of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with mesenchymal stem cells. It appeared that applied therapy hampered a progression of the disease in the majorit... Read more
Tags poland , stem cells , ALS , therapy
Fluorescent pipette tips may be beneficial in neuroscience

Fluorescent pipette tips may be beneficial in neuroscience

Hungarian researcher, Bertalan Andrásfalvy, together with American and Swiss scientists, has elaborated a novel method that can be useful in many research areas, especially in neuroscience. The researchers made a tip of a pipette fluorescent, which facilitated the determination of the tip position du... Read more
Tags hungary , neuroscience , fluorescence
2014-11-21
GlobalConnect 2014

GlobalConnect 2014

This was fourth edition of the the largest forum for exports and internationalization that took part 4th and 5th of November at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre. There were 268 registered companies and institutions, about 3 200 experts from 37 countries around the world. The entrepreneurs had almost 5... Read more
Tags germany , GlobalConnect , economy , international companies , Baden-Wurttemberg
2014-11-03
In vitro diagnostics

In vitro diagnostics

In vitro diagnostics is one of the most rapidly expanding market in the area of global healthcare. As the general medical approach is definitely changing, making prevention and early detection the highest priorities, all branches of diagnostics are undoubtedly of major importance and should be proper... Read more
Tags in vitro , diagnostics , market , disease
2014-10-30 to 2014-10-31
Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine

Somatic stem cells are found to have an application in regenerative medicine. They are used more often to rebuilt damaged structures of the tissues or whole organs. This is the type of stem cells, that are present in adult human body in comparison to embryonic stem cells. They have the ability to tra... Read more
Tags regenerative medicine , stem cells , Graziella Pellegrini , transplantation
Oder 2014 – German Polish biobusiness bridge

Oder 2014 – German Polish biobusiness bridge

Oder 2014 - German Polish biobusiness bridge is dedicated to companies working in a field of Life Science sector. This event is primarily partner meeting which aims to bring together people in a common plane business.... Read more
Tags poland , germany , automation in life sciences , biobusiness , ODER 2014
2014-10-24
Cord blood banking – is it worth its price?

Cord blood banking – is it worth its price?

Umbilical cord blood is considered as a promising source of hematopoietic stem cells and other progenitor cells that can potentially be used for treatment of different disorders. Cord blood is easy to collect and its cells possess certain advantages over those encountered in bone marrow. However, the... Read more
Tags stem cells , cord blood , banking
2014-10-06
Central Europe 2020 Cooperation programme

Central Europe 2020 Cooperation programme

Central Europe 2020 Programme is aimed to support regional cooperation among nine EU Member States, mainly in the area of innovative technologies based on knowledge. In the interview for cebiotech, Mr Luca Ferrarese, Head of the Central Europe Joint Secretariat, describes the idea of the programme an... Read more
Tags europe , programme
2014-10-02
Steven Burrill announces a “life science incubator”

Steven Burrill announces a “life science incubator”

Burrill LLC is launching “Burrill Life Sciences and Healthcare Incubator”. It will allow entrepreneurs from the biotech and healthcare business to benefit from Steven Burrill’s worldwide experience and network. The Incubator will serve as a counsel, mentoring and network tool.... Read more
Tags automation in life sciences , Steven Burrill , LLC , incubator