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UGent spin-off Biogazelle attracts new investors

Qbic Arkiv Fund, Foundation Fournier-Majoie and SOFI invest 2.0 million EUR in UGent spin-off Biogazelle, a company that offers software and laboratory services for gene expression analysis. Biogazelle will primarily use the investment to further develop its research on therapeutic RNA targets for specific cancer types, and to expand its commercial activities.

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Ghent University is looking for a Scientific collaborator

UGent - logoParasitic worm infections are an important constraint on livestock productivity worldwide. While these infections have a wide distribution, the extent of their occurrence is largely driven by climatic and environmental conditions. The aim of the position is to be the principal responsible for the analysis of a longitudinal dataset where 2 worm infections in cattle were monitored over a 7-year period, to describe potential time trends, assess correlations between the 2 infections and relate these trends and correlations to meteorological and environmental variables. You will make part of a multidisciplinary team involving parasitologists and epidemiologists with extensive experience in data-analysis.

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Imec Demonstrates Organic Photovoltaics Modules Showing Excellent Optical Properties and High Efficiencies

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At the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2014), nanoelectronics research center imec presented a fullerene-free organic photovoltaic (OPV) module of 160cm2 achieving a conversion efficiency above 5 percent, and a semi-transparent OPV module with an efficiency above 4.5 percent. With both modules showing excellent electrical and optical properties, imec’s latest achievement in the upscaling of OPV cells into highly efficient and stable modules is an important step in realizing the product development of organic photovoltaics.

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New Ghent University spin-off Lemcko provides services on power quality

From October 2014 onwards the new Ghent University spin-off Karybel, originated from the Lemcko lab, will perform the services requiring an in-the-field activity with respect to the analysis of power quality problems. The spin-off will however go beyond analysis and also offer solutions, designing a customer-specific system based on commercially available products. In addition, Karybel will offer project management services to assist its customers with the implementation of the identified solutions.

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