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  • Prize for the academic and scientific video sharing website wissen.hannover.de / 2017

    FOX AWARD GOLD for the Hannover Science Initiative

    Aktuelles / 19.9.2017

    A special award for Hannover as a center of academic and scientific activity: the Hannover Science Initiative has received the FOX AWARD in GOLD 2017 for its video sharing website wissen.hannover.de. Since March 2013, the video sharing website wissen.hannover.de has been used by Hannover’s nine universities and higher-education institutes, the Student Administration, Fraunhofer ITEM, the Volkswagen Foundation, hannoverimpuls GmbH, and the State Capital of Hannover to provide information about academic studies and research in Hannover – always with a focus on science, yet in an entertaining way.

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  • On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Fraunhofer ITEM has conducted an inhalation toxicity study with nanoparticles. The aim was to close gaps in current knowledge about effects and interactions of nanomaterials with regard to humans and the environment and to enable the safe and responsible use of nanotechnology by German industry.

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  • When it comes to clinical drug studies being carried out by pharmaceutical companies, Germany is once again in second place in the world in 2016. With 532 studies, which were started in 2016, Germany is only beaten in the rankings by the USA (2,306 studies). This is what a study of the public register of studies, clinicaltrials.gov by the German association of research-based pharmaceutical companies (VFA) reveals.

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  • New publication

    News / 2.5.2017

    Fraunhofer ITEM and sterna biologicals GmbH & Co. KG announced that the pre-specified subgroup analysis of patients with high levels of blood eosinophils was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Krug et al., 2017).

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  • New publication

    News / 20.4.2017

    A paper by scientists of Fraunhofer ITEM has been published in the latest issue of the journal "Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology". The paper is entitled "Specificity and reproducibility of nasal biomarkers in patients with allergic rhinitis after allergen challenge chamber exposure".

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  • DGPT 2017 / 2017

    Poster prize awarded to Fraunhofer ITEM scientist

    News / 19.4.2017

    During this year’s Annual Congress of the German Respiratory Society (DGP), Professor Antje Prasse was awarded a prize for her poster titled “Lebensqualität von Patienten mit idiopathischer Lungenfibrose: Daten aus dem deutschen INSIGHTS-IPF Register” (Quality of life of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: data from the German INSIGHTS-IPF registry).

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  • New publication

    News / 13.4.2017

    A paper by scientists of Fraunhofer ITEM has been published in the latest issue of the journal Toxicology Reports. The paper is entitled "Evaluation of a human in vitro hepatocyte-NPC co-culture model for the prediction of idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury: A pilot study".

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  • Fraunhofer ITEM is cooperating in the research consortium “R2N” (replace and reduce in Lower Saxony – alternative and complementary methods for forward-thinking biomedical research), funded with 4.5 million euros by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture over a period of four years. In several subprojects, alternative methods of both basic and translational research shall be developed – with a special focus on ethical issues.

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