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New Software for Displaying 3D CAD Models in PowerPoint

CoreTechnologie introduces innovative version of its conversion software 3D_Evolution

New Software for Displaying 3D CAD Models in PowerPoint

Conversion software 3D_Evolution now allows to import 3D CAD models in PowerPoint (Source: CoreTechnologie GmbH)

With the latest version of the conversion software 3D_Evolution from CoreTechnologie, CAD models of all common formats such as Catia, NX, Creo, STEP and JT into FBX format can now be converted and imported as a 3D object in PowerPoint under Windows 10.

New Possibilities and Refinements

The models can be rotated, zoomed and moved in the presentation like in a common CAD viewer. The 3D FBX objects can be positioned and used as usual alongside all other objects in PowerPoint. Especially for technical documentations, this technology offers new possibilities for designers and project engineers.

In addition, CoreTechnologie has incorporated further refinements into the new software version: Thanks to the Simplifier module, the detailing of large models can be reduced within seconds by generating an envelope geometry at the press of a button. By means of the simplification very large assemblies of complete machines and systems can be displayed in PowerPoint even on a simple office laptop.

Next Generation Software

In the next version, 3D_Evolution 4.2 which will be released in spring 2018, animations as well as so-called „Level of Detail“ can be saved in FBX format and used for animated motion simulations as well as exploded views. This technology is already available today in VR and AR applications.

Further information is available at www.coretechnologie.com
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Since its foundation in 1998, the software manufacturer CoreTechnologie with locations in Germany, France, USA, Japan and Great Britain has been led by the managing directors Dominique Arnault and Armin Brüning. With innovative products, the visionary company has consistently optimised its product portfolio and secured the technological leadership in the area of conversion software. Each year, CoreTechnologie invests more than 30 per cent of sales in the research and implementation of new technologies and has the most complete product range in this field.

In the focus of technology development is the product line of „3D Evolution“ which guarantees efficient and lossless exchange of complex data structures between independent and heterogeneous CAX software solutions. With extremely powerful native interfaces for all leading CAD systems and for conversion of all common 3D formats, the software module ensures optimal interoperability of most various IT solutions.

Apart from providing visualisation and manufacturing data across most various systems, CoreTechnologie offers outstanding technologies for automatic data correction, feature-based conversion, geometry optimisation, quality control and long-time archiving as well as for visualisation of complex 3D models. The software components for software manufacturers of the most different CAX applications are the company“s second leg.

The customer portfolio of CoreTechnologie comprises more than 400 companies from the automotive, aerospace, engineering and consumer goods industry who are in many cases the quality leaders in their relevant segment.

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Core Technologie GmbH
Armin Brüning
Klinger 5
63776 Mömbris
Phone: 0049 6029 98 999 10
E-Mail: info@de.coretechnologie.com
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Construction of new spinning plant for Planova™ filters

Construction of new spinning plant for Planova™ filters

Planova virus removal filters from Asahi Kasei (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, January 16, 2018 – Asahi Kasei Medical will construct a new plant for the spinning of cellulose hollow-fiber membranes for Planova™ virus removal filters in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan, increasing annual production capacity by 40,000 m2/year upon completion in May 2019.

Virus removal filters are used to enhance safety in the production process for biotherapeutic products such as biopharmaceuticals and plasma derivatives. Asahi Kasei Medical has earned wide recognition among customers around the world for the performance and reliability of its virus removal filters-both Planova™ cellulose membrane filters, which were launched in 1989 as the world’s first filters developed specifically for removing viruses from biotherapeutic products, and Planova™ BioEX hydrophilic PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) membrane filters, which provide superior viral clearance in high protein concentration solutions.

With heightened standards throughout the world for the viral safety of biotherapeutics and advances in the development of monoclonal antibodies and other biopharmaceuticals, global demand for Planova™ filters is expected to continue on growing. The new spinning plant will enable Asahi Kasei Medical to maintain stable product supply and meet rising demand. Together with a spinning plant for Planova™ BioEX filters completed in Oita, Japan, in 2016, the new spinning plant announced today will increase Asahi Kasei Medical“s total production capacity for hollow-fiber virus removal membranes to 130,000 m2/year.

„This investment to increase production capacity will ensure our sustainable and stable supply to meet all customer“s increasing needs. The mission of Asahi Kasei Medical“s bioprocess business is „Pioneering Biologics Safety and Manufacturing Efficiency“, and with that we want to contribute further to the development and evolution of the bioprocessing industry“, Takeshi Himeno, President of Asahi Kasei Medical says.

Outline of the new spinning plant

Location:Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan*
Capacity:40,000 m2/year
Groundbreaking:April 2018
Completion:May 2019

* Adjacent to existing facilities for spinning hollow fiber and assembly of Planova™ filters

About the Asahi Kasei Corporation
The Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active technology group that works in the three business areas of Material, Homes and Health Care. Material includes fibres & textiles, petrochemicals, high-performance polymers, high-performance plastics, consumer products, battery separators and electronics. Homes offers construction material to finished houses on the Japanese market. The area Health Care includes pharmaceuticals, medical technology, as well as devices and systems for acute and intensive medicine. With about 34,000 employees across the world, the Asahi Kasei Group supports customers in more than 100 countries.

„Creating for Tomorrow“. With this slogan, the Asahi Kasei Group refers to the common mission of all its companies, to help people across the world towards a better life and living with sustainable products and technologies. You can find further information at

www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/
https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

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Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

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Asahi Kasei Europe opens Exhibition Center in the European Headquarters in Düsseldorf

Asahi Kasei Europe opens Exhibition Center in the European Headquarters in Düsseldorf

New Exhibition Center at the Asahi Kasei European Headquarters in Düsseldorf (Source: @Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH)

Düsseldorf, January 9, 2018 – After the founding of Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH (April 2016) and the opening of the Asahi Kasei R&D Center in CHEMPARK Dormagen (October 2017), the company has built on its marketing and sales activities. The newly designed Asahi Kasei Europe Exhibition Center in Düsseldorf was completed at the start of December 2017. This exhibition space at the European Headquarters presents visitors with products and technologies for the automotive, medicine and health, renewable energies and lifestyle markets.

Exhibits, infographics, interactive touch panels and videos demonstrate the solutions from the Japanese technology group Asahi Kasei for the world of tomorrow. Asahi Kasei Europe presents the topics of „Automotive Solutions“, „Life Solutions“, „Health Care Solutions“, „Corporate“ and „Corporate Citizenship and Community Fellowship“, to the public.

Managing Director Hideki Tsutsumi said at the opening: „Asahi Kasei Europe is your innovation partner with leading technologies. At the Asahi Kasei Europe Exhibition Center we present our businesses, products and solutions. We will grow together with the European industry by providing value through collaboration and synergies.“

„Automotive Solutions“
Safety, comfort and eco-friendliness are the focus of automotive innovations; in the areas „Sensing System“, „Interior“, „Exterior“ as well as „Battery/Engine“, Asahi Kasei displays its broad portfolio for sustainable mobility. High-performance plastics with trademarks XyronTM, ThermyleneTM, LeonaTM and TenacTM allow for economical motors and lightweight components. 27 construction parts demonstrate tools and technologies from different Asahi Kasei areas of business in the concept vehicle developed jointly by Asahi Kasei and GLM Co. Ltd. called AKXY™ (Asahi Kasei X multiplied by You, the customer).

Videos take the visitor into the world of this fully roadworthy vehicle and explain engineering plastics, which make it possible to save weight by replacing metal parts, or suede leather made from environmentally friendly microfibres for elegant upholstery. The trademarks LamousTM/Dinamica® stand for surface qualities, which the visitor can feel: The cushions displayed convey a pleasant „touch and feel“.

The operating principle of a CO2 sensor, which monitors the inside of the vehicle, is explained by a „carbon dioxide tree“, on which the colours change after breathing on the sensors, with this measuring and displaying the CO2 content of the ambient air. On the subject of electromobility, Asahi Kasei demonstrates its technical expertise and leading position in this future market with the battery separator foils displayed. HiporeTM and CelgardTM for lithium-ion batteries as well as Darak® and Daramic® for lead-acid batteries are the trademarks for these essential components of high-performance batteries and accumulators.

„Life Solutions“
„Life Solutions“ are applications that enrich daily life and make it easier. This includes the efficient use of resources with innovative packaging solutions, which contribute to the reduction of food waste, as well as plastic sealing films for pharmaceutical packaging. Asahi Photoproducts, a recognised pioneer for innovative print technologies and sustainable packaging solutions that are in harmony with the environment, is also presenting 40 years of development work in the area of flexible printing plates.

Cotton-based fibres or plastic-based technical fibres for elegant clothing or sportswear are standing in the center of the room: Mannequins wear a suit and a dress using fibres from Asahi Kasei, where elegance meets leading know-how in the area of fibre technology. The trademark CuproTM stands for a biodegradable cotton fibre, which is produced in an environmentally friendly production process, in which all production waste is reused. ROICATM is a sustainable elastic technical fibre, which is applied primarily in functional and sports clothing.

As a leading company in the area of ion-exchange membranes and chlor-alkali electrolysis technology, Asahi Kasei has proven technologies, which can be used to create hydrogen out of surplus energy from renewable energy sources. Constant further development of this technology makes this company one of the leading companies in the field of energy storage and in the realisation of a hydrogen society. The showroom explains the details of this forward-looking project.

„Health Care Solutions“
Fibre technology from Asahi Kasei makes the life of sick people easier and contributes to greater quality of life, and so high-performance hollow fibre membranes for dialysis therapy or virus filters for biomedicine are at the center of the section Health Care Solutions. An impressive hollow fibre membrane exhibit allows the visitor to realise the technological level that Asahi Kasei is offering biomedicine.

The defibrillators displayed are also a matter of life and limb, which have already saved thousands of people and continue to do so daily. People with heart diseases can also carry this life-saving device on the body as a so-called „LifeVest®“. „Zoll Medical“, an Asahi Kasei group company rich in tradition , produces and sells these essential products for acute and emergency medicine.

„Corporate, Corporate Citizenship and Community Fellowship“
Asahi Kasei was founded almost 100 years ago and since then has produced a consistent story of success. Milestones on this path as well as an overview of the European sites can be viewed in the Corporate area. The good and trusting relations with the city of Düsseldorf are also prominently displayed, which includes support for „Sportstadt Düsseldorf“ (Düsseldorf – Sports City); Asahi Kasei actively promotes football and judo.

The Asahi Kasei Exhibition Center is open now for customers, journalists and other interested members of the public. Opening times and appointments can be requested from Sebastian Schmidt by telephone +49 (0)211 280 68 139 or e-mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu.

About the Asahi Kasei Corporation
The Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active technology group that works in the three business areas of Material, Homes and Health Care. Material includes fibres & textiles, petrochemicals, high-performance polymers, high-performance plastics, consumer products, battery separators and electronics. Homes offers construction material to finished houses on the Japanese market. The area Health Care includes pharmaceuticals, medical technology, as well as devices and systems for acute and intensive medicine. With about 34,000 employees across the world, the Asahi Kasei Group supports customers in more than 100 countries.

„Creating for Tomorrow“. With this slogan, the Asahi Kasei Group refers to the common mission of all its companies, to help people across the world towards a better life and living with sustainable products and technologies. You can find further information at

www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/.
https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

Picture Caption:
AKEU Exhibition Center:
Milestones of the almost 100 years of the Asahi Kasei corporation“s tradition and the overview of the European sites can be viewed in the exhibition center at the European Headquarters in Düsseldorf.

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

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Asia Pacific diagnostic imaging market register comparatively higher and faster revenue growth than other regions.

Asia Pacific diagnostic imaging market register comparatively higher and faster revenue growth than other regions.

diagnostic imaging market

Diagnostic imaging, also called medical imaging, is an advanced technique and process of creating visual representation using electromagnetic radiation for viewing interiors of body organs for medical intervention and clinical analysis. The imaging technology enables creation of images of internal structures hidden by skin and bones, and further enables accurate diagnosis and treatment. Also, its ability to establish database of normal anatomy and physiology makes it possible to identify abnormalities easily and at the early stage. Diagnostic imaging techniques Diagnostic imaging techniques include X-ray radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), medical ultrasonography or ultrasound, endoscopy, elastography, tactile imaging, thermography, medical photography, and nuclear medicine functional imaging techniques, etc.

Drivers include growing geriatric population, growing number of individuals with chronic diseases, rising awareness of early diagnosis of diseases, and technological advancements in diagnostic imaging techniques.
Factors restraining market growth include high risk of radiation exposure and regulatory challenges, high cost associated with installation, and shortage of helium for magnetic resonance imaging systems.

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The global diagnostic imaging market has been estimated to be valued at US$ XX billion by 2017 end, which is projected to reach US$ XX billion by the end of 2026 at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period.
North America continues to dominate the global diagnostic imaging market. Asia Pacific market is expected to witness growth at a faster rate, owing to increasing geriatric population and rising incidence of chronic diseases.

Some key players in the market are GE Healthcare, Hitachi Medical Corporation, Hologic Inc., Philips Healthcare, Shimadzu Corporation, and Siemens Healthcare.

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SKIDATA: success is no coincidence

Training and development are priorities at SKIDATA

SKIDATA: success is no coincidence

Surprisingly convincing – work with us!

SKIDATA shapes its future and its employees according to the motto „Driving your digital future.“ Systematic knowledge sharing and strategic transfer of knowledge are key factors in the international success of this global leader for access systems.
Experts, junior managers and even apprentices find what they are looking for at SKIDATA: perspectives and career opportunities. This Salzburg-based driver of innovation with 1,350 employees around the globe relies on digitized and sustainable training and development with the goal of imparting sound product and specialist knowledge, as well as methodical and social skills.
„The expertise of our employees is one of the most important factors in our success. Their know-how, communication skills, flexibility and independence are crucial to keeping SKIDATA prepared for the increasing requirements in an international environment in the future,“ says SKIDATA AG CEO Hugo Rohner of the strategic personnel development at SKIDATA.

Global SKIDATA Training Academy
The global Training Academy plays a decisive role here. Knowledge from various departments is bundled and systematically taught according to the newest training methods. As a Digital Solution Provider offers SKIDATA to traditional face-to-face lessons also online trainings. This range of advanced training opportunities makes SKIDATA employees excellently trained specialists and generates ongoing state-of-the-art knowledge.

Knowledge is power – IT apprenticeships at SKIDATA
Apprenticeship training also blazes new trails at SKIDATA with the goal of guaranteeing apprentices the best possible education in the fields of IT and technology. Currently 20 apprentices are being trained in seven different skilled trades at the headquarters in Salzburg. They benefit from development programs that go far beyond dual vocational training: such as the Apprentice Forum, which takes place every six months and enables cross-departmental learning and discussion. Another crucial aspect that trainers also take advantage of continuing education courses.

IT specialist training in the group
Additionally, SKIDATA participates in funding programs such as ITSalzburg//study.work.support available for information technology and system management students at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. As part of this program, students are awarded an internship at SKIDATA; two students are currently doing their internship with us. Also includes the program contribution for tuition fee and housing costs. But the great thing about the program is that it allows students to combine their studies and work.

Careers at SKIDATA
On February 28, 2018 will be the IT Career Day at the WIFI Salzburg. There you can take the opportunity to get first-hand information on exciting internships, jobs and applying to SKIDATA.
Interested in international career opportunities at SKIDATA? Find information on jobs and careers, as well as current job vacancies by visiting: Meet SKIDATA

Approval: Approved for publication until March 31, 2018.

SKIDATA is a leading international company for access solutions and management. More than 10,000 SKIDATA installations in ski resorts, sports stadiums, major airports, shopping centers, cities, spas and wellness facilities, exhibition centers and amusement parks worldwide ensure safe and reliable access control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in offering solutions that are intuitive, easy to operate and secure. With their integrated concepts, SKIDATA helps clients optimize performance and maximize profits. The SKIDATA Group ( www.skidata.com) is a member of the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group ( www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.

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SKIDATA AG
Mag. Belkis Etz
Untersbergstraße 40
5083 Grödig/Salzburg
Phone: +43 6246 888-0
E-Mail: jobs@skidata.com
Url: https://www.skidata.com/en/corporate/jobs-careers/

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New collimation module for single-mode diode bars utilizes brightness and beam quality

Monolithic micro-optics structured on both sides open up new markets for diode-laser manufacturers.

New collimation module for single-mode diode bars utilizes brightness and beam quality

The new monolithic cylindrical lens array „C-SMDB“ from INGENERIC for single-mode bars.

At the „Photonics West 2018“, INGENERIC for the first time presents the new micro-optics module „C-SMDB“, developed by the company for the collimation of single-mode diode bars. This helps to exploit the improved brightness and open up new fields of application for laser manufacturers.

Single-mode bars can achieve high performances with their large numbers of single emitters. Also, the beam quality from single emitters is superior to that of broad stripe emitters, as each emitter gives off light in fundamental mode. To make best use of these advantages, an optical module needs to collimate the light beam separately for each emitter. The emitters are tightly packed, so it is necessary to use compact micro-optics with the finest structures. The new collimation module optimizes the utilization of the high performance available from single-mode diode bars, and this opens up potential new applications.

The new monolithic cylindrical lens array „C-SMDB“ from INGENERIC for single-mode bars achieves high degrees of collimation as it is produced with the process of precision glass molding. The array is effectively double-sided: The entry side collimates the slow axis, the exit side the fast axis of the emitted light.

The production accuracy of the micro-optics is subject to considerably higher demands than is the case with the optics for diodes with broad stripe emitters. The pitch between the individual lens elements on the slow-axis side, for example, must be maintained with extreme accuracy: For 200 elements, the pitch has to be on average less than 5 nanometers. The center thickness should ideally be in the range of +/- two microns in order to achieve an optimal result.

INGENERIC uses the precision glass molding of the arrays to meet this challenge, a process which the company uses for other micro-optics in its product portfolio. With glass molding, high refractive-index glass very precisely takes on the shape of the pressing tool. The molds manufactured by INGENERIC to sub-micron precision enable the arrays to be produced with exceptionally high accuracy and reproducibility. INGENERIC successfully manufactures arrays with minimal transition zones, highest filling factors and minimal pitch errors, even in large batches.

Dr. Stefan Hambücker, Managing Partner of INGENERIC, sees great potential for diode lasers: „For the single-mode bars, we are currently working to demonstrate their functionality and cost-effectiveness in new fields of application. That is why, in terms of optics, we are working very closely with the manufacturers of diode lasers. With high fill factors, excellent utilization of the surface area, extremely high contour accuracy and a good orientation of the surfaces to one another, the C-SMDB is exactly the right product to make the best use of the brightness.“

The new array has a design wavelength of 970 nm. The effective focal length (EFL) of the fast-axis collimation (FAC) is 600 μm with a numerical aperture of 0.8, the EFL of the slow-axis collimation (SAC) is 190 μm, and the pitch of the SAC is 48 μm. There are 200 lens elements on each part. The result is a back focal length (BFL) of 179 microns.

beamPROP beam shaping optics

INGENERIC is also exhibiting the beamPROP 200 beam-shaping optics, a lens array that adjusts the beam parameter product (BPP) of the fast and slow axis of high-power diode lasers. It is a key component for fiber coupling of diode bars and for dense wavelength multiplexing (DWM).

What is new is that INGENERIC now produces arrays with pitches not only of 500 and 400 μm, but now also with a pitch of 200 μm. This allows the emitters on the bars to be placed closer together and provides an increase in the usable power, which is a necessary step to increase the efficiency in the application. As a result, the beamPROP 200 and the C-SMDB extend the spectrum of diode laser applications.

Christian Wessling, Head of Product Development at INGENERIC, sees the company as a trailblazer for new applications: „With regards to the DWM, which operates with the beamPROP, a number of manufacturers of diode bars continue to work on a comprehensive concept-and optics are a crucial component here. We are working with them step by step to develop this technology. We see ourselves as enablers who are helping to open up new applications.“

INGENERIC at „SPIE Photonics West“
San Francisco/USA, Jan. 27 to Feb. 1, 2018:
Stand 5153

Background information on the industry trend

Diode lasers are characterized by their compact design, high efficiency, long service intervals, and long service life. Although the diode laser is already qualified for numerous applications, the achievable brightness is still subject to the structure of the component as the limiting factor. Also, beam quality today is still not sufficient for some applications, such as material processing.

Manufacturers of diode lasers are endeavoring to develop new fields of application for their products. Primary factors are the brightness and beam quality of the diode lasers. All current developments aim to improve these properties, for example to stabilize the wavelengths during multiplexing (DWM) and thus to combine higher powers with thinner fibers, or to make optimum use of the brightness of single-mode bars. Both approaches require special micro-optics for collimation and beam shaping. However, development work is still required in comparison to the established designs that rely on FAC, SAC, deflecting mirrors and coupling optics to bundle the power into a single fiber. The new micro-optics from INGENERIC have the potential to outperform the brightness of established approaches, which would open up new applications.

About INGENERIC

Founded in 2001 in the university-city of Aachen, Germany, INGENERIC GmbH develops and manufactures high-precision micro-optic components for high-power applications, along with optical and laser systems including fiber couplers, homogenizers and collimation modules for science, medicine and measurement technology.

Today, INGENERIC is one of the few manufacturers in Europe to develop and manufacture glass micro-optics for beam shaping in semiconductor diode lasers according to the individual specifications of its international customers. The company handles the entire process chain from the lens design and the development of prototypes through to the small-batch production and serial manufacture.

INGENERIC also produces high-power laser systems. For the HiLASE or XFEL project, for example, INGENERIC supplied a number of high-energy lasers delivering 10 pulses per second with an energy of 250 Joules and an average power output of 2.5kW.

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INGENERIC GmbH
Christina Ferwer
Dennewartstraße 25-27
52068 Aachen, Germany
Phone: +49.241.963-3951
Fax: +49.241.963-1349
E-Mail: ferwer@ingeneric.com
Url: http://www.ingeneric.com

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Transnational network for personalised medicine

Launch of Interreg project „Codex4SMEs“ on the development of companion diagnostics

Transnational network for personalised medicine

Dr Margot Jehle is project leader of the Interreg project Codex4SMEs. (Source: BioRegio STERN Management GmbH/Andreas Körner)

(Stuttgart) – BioRegio STERN Management GmbH is the German lead partner for the Interreg project Codex4SMEs. The aim of this project is to build a transnational network to accelerate the development of companion diagnostics throughout the whole value chain for small and medium-sized businesses. The project has been endowed with a total budget of 3.13 million euros as part of the Interreg North-West Europe (INTERREG NWE) programme. „Interreg“ forms part of the structural and investment policy of the European Union, supporting cross-border cooperation between regions and cities.

Companion diagnostics are essential to the field of „personalised medicine“. They allow tests to determine the molecular causes of a disease before treatment is started. This allows every patient to receive personalised medication in the correct dosage and at the right time. However, thus far the development of companion diagnostics has been highly time-consuming and costly, so at present it is only used in the context of very few treatments. The Codex4SMEs project (Companion Diagnostics expedited for small and medium-sized enterprises) will involve the establishment of a network of nine partners and two sub-partners from seven countries, to assist companies with the development of such services:

– from Ireland, the bodies involved are WestBIC (EU Business and Innovation Centre for Irelands Border, Midlands and Western Region) and CURAM (the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices at NUI Galway),
– from England, the University of Leicester, with Medilink Midlands as a regional sub-partner,
– from France, the Medicen Paris Region cluster,
– from the Netherlands, BOM Holding BV (technology funding body Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij) and the Innovation Quarter, with a regional sub-partner,
– from Luxembourg, the Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg – IBBL, and
– from Austria, the Biobank Graz at the Medical University of Graz.

„The combination of regional economic development organisations and biobanks creates the ideal conditions to provide companies with direct access to specific expertise such as the verification of biomarkers, in other words parameters of biological processes as indicators of diseases“, says project leader Dr Margot Jehle of BioRegio STERN Management GmbH.

The project has a total budget of 3.13 million euros as part of the Interreg North-West Europe (INTERREG NWE) programme. BioRegio STERN Management GmbH is the lead partner; for the project term of three years it will receive close to 640,000 euros, of which 60 per cent will come from subsidies. The kick-off meeting with all of the partners will take place on 29 and 30 January 2018 in Stuttgart.

About BioRegio STERN Management GmbH:
BioRegio STERN Management GmbH is a skill-sharing network, providing a help and ad-vice centre for founders of new businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers in the life sciences sector in the cities of Stuttgart, Tübingen, Esslingen and Reutlingen and the Stuttgart and Neckar-Alb regions. BioRegio STERN Management GmbH represents the interests of these market players in dealings with political circles, the media and associations and provides advice on grant applications and corporate financing. Key focal points include regenerative medicine, medical technology and the automation of biotechnology. Managing Director Dr. Klaus Eichenberg is a molecular and cell biologist and investment analyst.

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BioRegio STERN Management GmbH
Klaus Eichenberg
Friedrichstrasse 10
70174 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 (0)711-870354-0
E-Mail: info@bioregio-stern.de
Url: http://www.bioregio-stern.de/en

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Anja Pätzold
Hohenheimer Strasse 58a
70184 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 (0)711-6070719
E-Mail: info@zeeb.info
Url: http://www.zeeb-kommunikation.de

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Specialists discuss visual prostheses for blind people

Retina Implant AG at „Artificial Vision 2017“ research congress in Aachen

Specialists discuss visual prostheses for blind people

Dr. Alfred Stett, CTO Retina Implant AG (Source: Retina Implant AG)

(Reutlingen/Aachen) – Retina Implant AG presented the latest research results on its subretinal implant at the „Artificial Vision“ conference in Aachen in early December. This international symposium on visual prostheses is organised by RWTH Aachen University. It is regarded as an unmissable European event for specialists in the field of „artificial vision“.

Research into artificial vision using prostheses has been under way since the 1960s. Following initial promising findings in the 1990s, major technological advances have led to further tangible results in the last few years. As early as 2008, a previously completely blind patient was able to make out his name, written in 8 cm white letters on a black background, using the subretinal implant from Reutlingen-based Retina Implant AG. Since then, the expectations placed on the electronic implants have increased continuously. Most patients with an implanted chip can identify light sources, which makes it easier for them, for example, to find their way around a room again.

„Now our job is to meet the high expectations raised by our initial successes,“ explained Dr. Alfred Stett, CTO of Retina Implant AG. „We“ve been able to sufficiently prove that our implant can restore partial sight to people who perceive very little or no light as a result of retinitis pigmentosa. At „Artificial Vision“, we had extensive discussions about the technical and medical challenges that still need to be overcome.“ These include the service life of implants, which need to function in the body without a hermetic casing over many years, vision-training and rehabilitation after the implant has been activated as well as re-implantations. „Once again, the symposium showed there is now a very wide range of different technical and surgical methods for implants. However, the experts all agreed that visual prostheses offer real prospects for patients who became blind as a result of a degenerative retinal disease.“

About Retina Implant AG
Retina Implant AG researches and develops innovative treatments and high-tech products for people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The subretinal RETINA IMPLANT Alpha AMS can help blind patients regain a certain degree of useful sight. The CE-approved microchip is implanted beneath the retina (subretinally) at specialist RI implantation centres.
Transcorneal electrical stimulation (TES treatment) with the RI OkuStim® system offers RP patients with sufficient residual vision the opportunity to slow down the progression of the disease.
The company, based in Reutlingen, employs around 45 people and is managed by Reinhard Rubow (CEO and speaker of the Management Board), Jürgen Klein (Member of the Board, Sales & Marketing) and Dr. Alfred Stett (CTO, Member of the Board).

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Retina Implant AG
Volker Hiller
Gerhard-Kindler-Str. 13
72770 Reutlingen
Phone: + 49 71 21 3 64 03 – 282
E-Mail: volker.hiller@retina-implant.de
Url: https://www.retina-implant.de/en/

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Prize draw to win an ARTS 2018 „expertise4innovations“ calendar

Prize draw to win an ARTS 2018 "expertise4innovations" calendar

ARTS photo calendar was created in cooperation with Wolfram Schroll & Airbus.

With its 2018 expertise4innovations campaign, ARTS will be using its new calendar to showcase a different innovation in the fields of space and aviation each month. The campaign also includes a series of specialist blog articles of the same name, each of which will appear on the first of the month, in which ARTS will not only feature the innovation as photographed, but will also describe its own efforts to promote innovation.

As the year draws to a close, ARTS will be holding a prize draw, enabling five entrants to win a calendar featuring the work of the photographer, Wolfram Scholl, who has been a specialist industrial photographer for over twelve years, working for small businesses and large companies including Airbus, Siemens and Bosch. His main focus is on light industrial engineering, the steel industry, medical technology, research, and aerospace sectors, with photo sessions sometimes lasting for several weeks and taking him all over the world. For the Airbus photo series, he visited nine research and development laboratories in Germany, France, Spain and Great Britain, meeting the challenge of capturing innovative technologies such as space radar echo chambers, the inner technical workings of satellites, acoustic laboratories, and many more.

Anyone who is interested in taking part in the draw can send an e-mail with the subject „ARTS Prize Draw“, their name and e-mail address to marketing@arts.aero by 31 December 2017. The draw will take place within a week of the closing date and ARTS will notify the winners by e-mail. The privacy policy and entry conditions of ARTS Holding SE apply.
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ARTS (Aircraft Related Technical Service) supports the aerospace industry world-wide with expertise: With people and their knowledge or turnkey solutions. With six branches and over 25 project sites, more than 500 technical and commercial experts are active in ARTS. With its expertise in the aerospace industry, ARTS provides customers with new ideas and additional capacity, enabling them to overcome bottlenecks and concentrate on their core business. Three fields of service are united under the umbrella brand ARTS: Experts, Processes and Solutions. Each service field is the responsibility of an independent ARTS company within the ARTS group.

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Two-arm robot optimises production of nanoparticles

Joint BMBF APRONA project launched – development of an automation solution to produce nanoparticles for life sciences

Two-arm robot optimises production of nanoparticles

The partners of the joint BMBF APRONA project at kick-off in Tübingen (Source: BioRegio STERN/Anne Faden)

(Stuttgart) – BioRegio STERN Management GmbH is the coordinator of the new joint APRONA project launched in September 2017. A „flexible robot-based platform for automated production of nanoparticles“ is to be developed within the next two and a half years. The project is receiving funding of around EUR 1.6 million as part of the initiative by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to promote SME-focused, strategic R&D partnerships in networks and clusters (KMU-NetC).

The Greek word „nános“ means „dwarf“, and yet the expectations placed on nanoparticles are enormous. These tiny particles are now found not only in a multitude of everyday products – for example, to extend shelf life – but are also used in countless applications in medicine, medical technology and the pharmaceutical industry. Nanotechnology is designed to help diagnose diseases earlier, deliver active ingredients faster to the target location in the body and improve implant tolerance. However, hardly any automation solutions are currently available that are suitable for the complex manufacturing processes. For instance, if nanoparticles are to be used in personalised medicine, reproducible product characteristics need to be ensured and regulatory requirements met. A „flexible robot-based platform for automated production of nanoparticles“ – APRONA – is to be developed to close the gaps. The joint project is part of the BMBF initiative to promote SME-focused, strategic R&D partnerships in networks and clusters (KMU-NetC) and was launched in September 2017 with BioRegio STERN Management GmbH as the coordinator.

For ten years, BioRegio STERN Management GmbH has been working successfully on strategies to initiate industry links between the medtech and biotech sectors. APRONA is now the next step in cluster development, following on from the ELSA – Engineering Life Sciences Automation – project, which drove forward collaboration between the life sciences and engineer-driven industries. Three small and medium-sized businesses from the STERN BioRegion offer automation and life science expertise in the joint project.

Goldfuss engineering GmbH, based in Balingen, specialises in special-purpose mechanical and systems engineering, with its „Lab automation“ division designing complex solutions for fully automatic processes for sectors such as the life sciences.
Tübingen-based Biametrics GmbH develops and produces analytical devices for molecular interaction analysis. Its SCORE (single color reflectometry) detection method can be used to detect any molecular interaction, for example in chemosensor technology to identify nanoparticles in consumer goods.
BioTeSys GmbH, from Esslingen, specialises in analysing and evaluating the impact of bioactive substances – in other words, examining a substance’s functional properties and its effects and effectiveness. The Fraunhofer Translation Centre for Regenerative Therapies in Würzburg forms a link between these project partners from the engineering and material science and biotech industries. The centre is part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC and brings together expertise from a wide range of scientific disciplines such as materials research and regenerative medicine for application in a clinical setting.

As part of the APRONA project, these four project partners will be initiating automated production of nanoparticles for application in diagnostics and treatment. The particles can be used for drug delivery systems and for the transfer of active ingredients to the part of the body where they are needed. The aim of the joint research and development project, which will run for two and a half years, is to create a versatile, interactive robot technology to produce nanoparticles. The plan is to implement the automation process using a two-arm robot that interacts with other devices. To achieve this, all the equipment and components in the system need to be developed and combined in such a way that all the necessary motion sequences, speeds, positioning movements, and signal and measurement parameters ensure the production workflow is sufficiently precise and reproducible. All devices must therefore be compatible with each other and capable of being combined.

„Ultimately, everyone involved will benefit from the innovation network and together achieve the goal of a reliable and automated production method for nanoparticles in life sciences,“ says project coordinator Dr. Verena Grimm from BioRegio STERN Management GmbH.

About BioRegio STERN Management GmbH:
BioRegio STERN Management GmbH is a skill-sharing network, providing a help and ad-vice centre for founders of new businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers in the life sciences sector in the cities of Stuttgart, Tübingen, Esslingen and Reutlingen and the Stuttgart and Neckar-Alb regions. BioRegio STERN Management GmbH represents the interests of these market players in dealings with political circles, the media and associations and provides advice on grant applications and corporate financing. Key focal points include regenerative medicine, medical technology and the automation of biotechnology. Managing Director Dr. Klaus Eichenberg is a molecular and cell biologist and investment analyst.

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E-Mail: info@bioregio-stern.de
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