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New technology VIB simplifies production of biotech medicines

VIB - LogoThe final step in the production of a biotech medicine is finishing with the correct sugar structure. This step is essential for the efficacy of the medicine, but it also makes the production process very complex and expensive. Leander Meuris, Francis Santens and Nico Callewaert (VIB/UGent) have developed a technology that shortens the sugar structures whilst retaining the therapeutic efficiency. This technology has the potential to make the production of biotech medicines significantly simpler and cheaper.

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iMinds is looking for a SME Program Officer

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Following iMinds’ involvement in the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership programme, aiming at expanding the number of use cases involving Future Internet technologies, we are setting up a European SME Office aimed at involving SMEs and web entrepreneurs in open calls for new applications.

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TED of the Month: Manu Prakash – A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that’s just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.

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Launch Deloitte Innovation Centre

Gent_BC_Deloitte_Innovation_CentreIn today’s volatile global marketplace, innovation can often be the key differentiator when seeking to generate a competitive edge. Open Innovation is also a necessary enabler to increase value in the process, today’s companies must look at where protecting intellectual property makes a difference, but also recognise that by working together far more can be achieved.

This is why Deloitte is launching the Deloitte Innovation Centre. The Centre will focus on young companies in the technology scene, active in analytics, digital, cyber security and mobility solutions. Place to be for the launch is De Hoorn, Leuven on April 29th.

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