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Latest News from the InVitro-World

  • Bonn: Blood cells become nerve cells
    Researchers from the Institute for Reconstructive Neurobiology at the University of Bonn, the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Neuroscience (Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Bonn, together with other colleagues from the Universities of Bonn, Aachen and Munich, has succeeded in converting white blood cells directly into neuronal stem cells without the time-consuming process of inducing pluripotent cells (iPSC).
    Written on Tuesday, 23 October 2018 11:09
  • Organs on demand for medical training
    The Karl Landsteiner Private University for Health Sciences in Krems/Danube has started a research project. With a 3D printer the researchers want to print realistic organ models for research and medical training.
    Written on Monday, 22 October 2018 11:33
  • Dresden scientists awarded for multiorgan chip development
    Scientists headed by Dr Udo Klotzbach, Business Unit Manager Microtechnology at Fraunhofer IWS in Dresden have received the Innovation Award of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO). The organisation honoured the scientists for their development of a multi-organ chip system, on which tiny organs connected by a blood circulation system can be reproduced.
    Written on Friday, 19 October 2018 13:48
  • Interview with Thomas Hartung on the Platform tierversuche verstehen
    Prof. Thomas Hartung, director of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) at Johns Hopkings University in Baltimore, and his team have developed a computer program that enables them to predict the toxicity of chemicals better than with animal experiments.
    Written on Friday, 19 October 2018 12:33
  • Animal Welfare Research Award for Animal-Free Development of Secondary Nanobodies
    The this year's Animal Welfare Research Prize of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture (BMEL) is awarded to Professor Dirk Görlich and Dr Tino Pleiner from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen. The scientists have developed a method that can replace the production of secondary antibodies in animals. The two scientists have succeeded in developing a new type of antibody, so-called secondary nanobodies, which can be multiplied without the use of animals.
    Written on Thursday, 11 October 2018 11:52
  • Alternative methods in biomedical research: second call for tender reviewing methods in 5 new areas
    The JRC's EU Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) has launched a second call for tender to review alternative methods and models being used for research in the areas of Cardiovascular diseases, Breast Cancer, Immunogenicity testing for advanced therapy medicinal products, Autoimmune diseases and Immune Oncology Models.
    Written on Saturday, 06 October 2018 22:26