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    BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH supports the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors in the healthcare industry as well as the development of a bioeconomy in Baden-Württemberg.
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    We track the economic performance of companies actively engaged in biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical industry. Our publications provide the latest facts und figures for Baden-Württemberg’s healthcare industry.
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  • Bioeconomy BW Towards greater sustainability

    We support regional bioeconomic strategies to promote and strengthen sustainability objectives in Baden-Württemberg. These strategies include regional research and development capacities, analyse approaches for circular economy and aim at the establishment of interfaces to both internal and external partners.
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In 2020, Germany’s population collected over five million tonnes of biowaste in their organic waste bins. Most of this was composted, and some was fermented into biogas. Scientists in Baden-Württemberg think there's room for more. They want to transform biowaste into new products in a biorefinery. The idea is to produce biodegradable plant pots, mulch material, fertilisers, enzymes and biobased plastics in addition to biogas. The ‘Biowaste to Products’ (BW2Pro) project is being financed with 5.87 million euros in EU and state funding.

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Non-healing, chronically inflamed wounds can be very painful and carry the risk of serious infections. The Heidelberg company RHEACELL has developed a unique drug based on ABCB5-positive mesenchymal stem cells that helps reprogramme the relevant immune cells and promote healing.

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Agriculture plays a key role in helping to achieve European climate targets. Central to this goal are measures that are collectively referred to as carbon farming and are often used for offsetting greenhouse gas emissions. Two Baden-Württemberg companies - CarboCert and Carbonfuture - are active in addressing the challenges and potentials of carbon farming.

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Organ-on-chips systems are systems containing miniature tissues grown inside mircrofluidic chips. By integrating microsensors, researchers at the IMTEK Freiburg, together with the RWTH Aachen University Hospital, created a novel variant that allows the measurement of metabolic activity directly on site and in real time. This enables the rapid and detailed analysis of drug effects outside an organism.

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Treating a weak heart – for example after a heart attack – at the GP’s surgery with a single intravenous injection, and without causing serious side effects: what sounds almost too good to be true is actually already under development. The Heidelberg-based biotech company AaviGen is working on a platform technology based on adeno-associated viruses that can help introduce therapeutic genes in a highly specific way into diseased heart muscle cells where they can exert their healing effect.

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Growing cells without the effect of gravity could revolutionise drug development. A start-up called yuri on Lake Constance enables made-to-measure experiments on the ISS for stem cells, artificial organs, surfaces and materials. On board the next mission are some mini-cell labs from Berlin's Charité and Goethe University Frankfurt.

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Peatlands store more carbon dioxide than any other ecosystem in the world. However, when drained, they become a climate-damaging source of CO2. The management of wet peatlands reveals exciting solutions, with market potential in the areas of local heating, insulation, packaging and even peat substitution.

... Bioeconomy in BW

All the intact peatlands on our planet store twice the amount of carbon dioxide as all the forests. Peatlands are indispensable for preventing and mitigating the effects of climate change. The only problem is that 95 percent of Germany's peatlands have been drained, and thus release around 7 percent of Germany’s total CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Rewetting is therefore imperative for the climate, the environment and biodiversity – and economically promising.

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