HealthCare

Circular economy in the health sector

The linear economic model has become firmly established in the healthcare sector - clearly visible in the ubiquity of disposable products.

Need to reduce the environmental impact of the medical device industry

The healthcare sector is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, both directly and indirectly through the purchase of goods and services.

The key threats to the global pharma industry

The main problem with generics is that the production of preliminary products and end products is increasingly being pooled worldwide.

Digital pent-up demand in the German healthcare sector

The expansion of a more powerful Internet infrastructure, the development of an e-health strategy, better networking in the healthcare system and a significant improvement in IT security in healthcare facilities could accelerate digitalization.

10 years of experience CAR-T cell therapy

For around 10 years, leukemia patients have been treated with CAR T-cell therapy as a last resort. Patients are given genetically modified T cells that specifically recognize and eliminate the diseased cells with their antigen-specific receptors.

Targeted drug release: The microswimmers are loose

A hitherto unsolved problem in cancer therapy: How can the diseased cells be targeted without damaging the good ones? If the active substances could be administered specifically at the "crime scene", not only could the dose be reduced, but the collateral damage could also be minimized.

Antibiotic with human origin

The newly discovered substance belongs to the lipoproteins and thus to the so-called cell-autonomous immune defense. The production of the substance apolipoprotein APOL3 is only activated by complex mechanisms of the immune system after germs have invaded human cells.

Invisible UVC protective wall

The UV protective wall acts like an invisible curtain that can separate rooms into sub-compartments. The system consists of UV lamps on the ceiling, combined with an active air intake that directs aerosol particles towards the curtain and thus cleans them.

Climate-positive gin developed from peas

The Arbikie distillery spent five years developing Nàdar Gin with the help of Abertay University and the James Hutton Institute in Scotland. The fresh and fruity gin is made from peas and flavored with lemongrass and citrus leaves, among other things.