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Gene therapies for pulmonary disease are close to final development

Gene therapy currently offers the only chance of curing genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis and beta thalassaemia. Intensive research has been going on in this field for many years, however only a handful gene therapies are available at this point in time. Dr. Michael Kormann, junior professor at the Children’s Hospital at the University of Tübingen, and his team of researchers deal with genes that have the potential to cure disease; their work focuses on gene therapy techniques and on the correction of genes that lead to severe, hereditary lung diseases. They were able to prolong the life of mice suffering from surfactant protein B deficiency using modified ribonucleic acids.

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Baden-Württemberg Healthcare Industry Forum 2014

The Baden-Württemberg Healthcare Industry Forum will be held in the hotel Maritim in Ulm on 24th September 2014. The forum will bring together entrepreneurs and scientists from the fields of medical technology, biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry. The forum will feature keynote speeches from all three branches, informative workshops as well as inspiring discussions. It will also provide ample opportunities for intensive networking and the exchange of experiences and information with other participants.


Horizon 2020 - Converting carbon dioxide into chemicals

The chemical industry relies on non-renewable and scarce fossil resources and is looking for sustainable alternative resources to deliver the chemicals. Hence, proposals should address innovative technologies to use carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or captured in industrial processes as a direct feedstock for chemical production. The deadline for submitting proposals is February 24th, 2015.

1. Baden-Württemberg Bioeconomy Congress

The first ever Baden-Württemberg Bioeconomy Congress will be held in Stuttgart on the 29th and 30th October 2014. The Congress is aimed at researchers, business people and networkers. Registration is now open. The Congress will offer exciting keynote lectures, informative workshops and stimulating discussions as well as a platform for intensive networking with other participants.



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