Press releases and news 2010

  • 3rd place for Jacqueline Pusch at Elevator Pitches

    Fraunhofer IGB News / December 08, 2010

    Elevator Pitches 2010

    In the Elevator Pitches ideas competition at the first “Network Value” Fraunhofer symposium on December 7 to 8, 2010, IGB employee Jacqueline Pusch was placed third out of 320 participants on the first day with her idea “Plaster for Intestinal Walls.”

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  • Tracking Down Pathogenic Yeasts

    Press release Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft / September 22, 2010

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    If the human immunological system is weakened, yeast fungi that are normally harmless can be transformed into a lethal danger. This is why researchers at Fraunhofer are using Next-Generation sequencing to track down one of the most frequent pathogens for fungal infections among humans.

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  • Plant Nutrients from Wastewater

    Press release Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft / September 07, 2010

    Nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium – there are valuable nutrients contained in wastewater. Unfortunately, these essential nutrients are lost in conventional wastewater treatment plants. This is the reason why researchers at Fraunhofer have been working on processes for regaining these nutrients in the form that can be used for agriculture. They are showcasing their work at Fraunhofer’s stand at the IFAT ENTSORGA fair (September 13-17 in Munich, Germany).

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  • The precious commodity of water

    Press release Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft / September 06, 2010

    Water is a valuable resource, which is why the Fraunhofer Alliance SysWasser is demonstrating how we can extract precious drinking water from air, discover a leak in pipeline systems and even effectively clean sewage water at the IFAT/Entsorga fair (September 13-17 in Munich, Germany).

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