21 - 23 May
Type of company
University/Institute of higher education
No. of employees
between 100M and 1 billion EUR
Symbiosis of chemical and biological catalysis in the biorefinery
New add-on greatly improves the sensitivity of sensors for liquids
TU Wien is the largest university of science and technology in Austria with 4,800 employees and 30,000 students (29% from abroad). TU Wien is by far the largest contractor of Austria within the EU-Research programmes.The volume of projects which are raised from enterprises and competitive research funds amounts to close to 40% of the state's basic funding.
Miniaturized systems, which are cost-effective, fast, and safe are needed for the analysis of cells, nutrients, metabolic products, and active ingredients. The CellChipGroup develops automated, highly integrated, and minia- turized systems. Examples, realised with industry, include: automa- ted migration/wound ...read more
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Suspended particles are concentrated and held in desired places by use of ultrasound. Particles also can be kept away from certain regions, which
e. g. enables protection of sensor lenses against particle deposition (fouling). This new technology allows measurements of new types and in high precision ...read more
Some waste materials are just too precious to be simply thrown out. The pulp and paper industry produces large quantities of the by-product hemicellulose, a substance which potential to date received hardly any recognition. By means of new procedures, however, this hemicellulose can be turned into valuable products - for example xylitol, a sweetener, which has an intense taste, helps to prevent tooth decay, and only causes low insulin release. Researchers at the TU Wien succeeded in combining chemical, enz...
Professor Peter Ertl carefully holds the tiny biochip, which he developed at the TU WIEN, with two fingers. The integrated structures, despite their inconspicuous appearance, can produce measurement data, which up until now required an entire lab plus highly qualified staff. Medical examination results thus become available much quicker and at a much lower cost - a decisive step in the direction of personalized medicine. The team from TU WIEN will now present a chip at the international biotechnology and l...