The Swiss company aeris CAPITAL AG has invested EUR 1.4 million in the German molecular diagnostic company Curetis AG. The funding will allow Curetis to continue work on the development of its multiparameter molecular diagnostic platform. Curetis has thus successfully closed its first round of external funding which will increase total financing for Curetis to a total of EUR 2.5 million. At thesame time, the privately held company has named Andreas Boos and Johannes Bacher as Managing Directors. Both bring extensive experience in the development of medical devices gained at previous positions with Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies and Philips Medical Systems.
16.10.2008 »Stem cell crazy«
For three days, from 9 to 11 October, more than 300 scientists from over 20 countries met at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart to discuss the current state of research, the latest product developments and therapies for clinical application in regenerative medicine and stem cell research. For the third time, BioStar 2008, a Congress on Regenerative Biology and Medicine – on this occasion in cooperation with the 3rd Annual Congress of the German Society for Stem Cell Research – offered its international audience a unique platform for exchanging information on an interdisciplinary basis.
10.10.2008 Sensational results in stem cell research
The press conference held by BioRegio STERN Management GmbH at the opening of the 3rd Congress on Regenerative Biology and Medicine – BioStar 2008 and the 3rd Congress of the German Society for Stem Cell Research on October 9 was dominated by the sensational research results published only shortly beforehand by Prof. Thomas Skutella, Director of the Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine (ZRM) at University Hospital Tübingen, Germany.
Further success for STERN – "Science2Start" project gets underway - Targeted assistance to transform ideas into successful companies
The "3rd Congress on Regenerative Biology and Medicine – BioStar 2008" and the 3rd Congress of the German Society for Stem Cell Research in October in Stuttgart
17.07.2008 Signing to Become the Global Market Leader
Hölle & Hüttner AG acquires Cologne-based INTAVIS AG
15.07.2008 Optical Tricks for Life Sciences
Tübingen-based start-up company biametrics GmbH brings highly innovative label-free analytical equipment onto the market
Not only the bright sun followed the tradition at the joint summer festival of the BioRegio STERN Management GmbH, the Technologiepark Tübingen-Reutlingen GmbH (TTR) and the Society for the Promotion of Biotechnology Stuttgart/Tübingen/Neckar-Alb e.V. - there were also nothing but bright faces to be seen on the guests and the hosts’ representatives.
Institutions, businesses and services in the STERN BioRegion
24.06.2008 Looking Over The Biotechnologist’s Shoulder
BioRegio STERN Management supports the Regional Conference of Young Business Professionals
Start-up-company PathoScan GbR develops patented system for the screening of seeds
BioRegio STERN is one of the winners of the first phase in the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) "Health Regions of the Future" contest
08.05.2008 German Biotechnology Report 2008
Ernst & Young presents detailed figures, facts and analyses of the biotechnology sector
Successful conclusion of the 14th Biotech & Finance Forum 2008 in Stuttgart
24.04.2008 »Sterile dirt is still dirt«
Tübingen-based medical product service provider SMP GmbH grows on a global scale
22.04.2008 Compact weapon against tuberculosis
New diagnostic technology from Curetis AG supports WHO battle against infectious diseases
The 14th Biotech & Finance Forum offers 40 selected biotech and medtech companies from across Europe an exclusive opportunity to meet international investors from the venture capital scene.
The team at BioRegio STERN Management GmbH has grown once again. Biochemist Dr. Kathrin Ballesteros Katemann from Cologne, where she was latterly a Member of the Board at BioCologne, moved to Stuttgart on 1 April 2008.
13.03.2008 Doctor’s rounds with virtual patients
The medical online learning programme by the Tübingen-based E-learning publisher INMEDEA GmbH simulates procedures and situations in different departments of a hospital with their respective typical patient groups – without students, doctors or nursing staff even having to set foot in a clinic.
Simulations are not intended to replace real practical training, but to optimise it with a targeted approach to everyday clinical occurrences.
One of the first to benefit is the German army, which will shortly be using the programme for the remote training of army doctors.
10.03.2008 All-rounder for turnover and environment
The BioRegio STERN Management GmbH and the Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH (WRS) (Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation) sent out invitations to the 7th Brüssels Background entitled ‘Bio-energy – Out of research. Into practice’.
Within the framework of the ‘Clean Energy Power’ trade fair, which took place from 7 to 9 March 2008 at the New Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre, experts presented and discussed the latest figures and information on the subject of bio-energy.
The Brussels European Office of the Stuttgart Region uses the ‘Brussels Background’ event series to inform about new developments in the EU.
07.03.2008 Bio-diesel should soon become cheaper
Renewable energy from Kornwestheim: Hezinger Algaetec GmbH banks on mass breeding of algae
BioRegio STERN Managing Director Dr. Klaus Eichenberg has scored a surprising coup. He has enlisted longstanding employee of Project Management Jülich, Dr. Gerhard Wilhelm, for the region. This highly respected specialist, who on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has advised countless biotechnology companies and research institutes and coordinated and supported numerous projects, will now be providing support to companies in the STERN BioRegion in their applications for funding.