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  • Disinfectants play an important role in preventing infectious diseases. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an increased need of disinfectants with at least "limited virucidal" activity, i.e. substances that are effective against enveloped viruses such as SARS-CoV-2. Disinfectants are biocidal products and the quantity of biocidal products authorized in the EU until March 2020 turned out to be insufficient.

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  • TRAIN Academy completed!

    November 13, 2019

    Two Fraunhofer ITEM scientists – Susann Dehmel und Vanessa Neuhaus – have recently completed the advanced training program of the TRAIN Academy and can now call themselves certified translation experts. Congratulations!

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  • In the SILICOAT project, carried out in the period 2011 to 2014, a coating technology was developed that enables addition of a reagent during preparation of the ceramic compositions, which anchored itself to the quartz particle surface, inhibiting or reducing RCS toxicity. Applied to traditional ceramic processes, this technology proved to be technically and economically feasible for wet processes.

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  • On September 20, Dr. Holger Ziehr, Division Director of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at Fraunhofer ITEM, was appointed Honorary Professor of Applied Biochemistry at TU Braunschweig. He has been holding a teaching assignment at TU Braunschweig for the past 12 years already and is planning to continue his lectures. In addition, a Fraunhofer laboratory that will be at the disposal of the Fraunhofer ITEM Division of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology in the future, is currently being set up in the Biocenter of TU Braunschweig. We look forward to further intensifying our collaborative ties with TU Braunschweig!

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  • The campaign InnoHealth China is led by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and part of the fourth phase of the International Research Marketing initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The application period for the Call for Ideas & Innovation is September 16 – December 16, 2019.

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