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  • Our Mission Pooling competencies – pushing innovations

    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.

  • Healthcare industry BW Industry report

    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.

  • 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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It was long assumed that they were useless, but now this appears not to be the case: non-coding RNA (ncRNAs) molecules that do not encode proteins have many different functions, and some are associated with certain diseases. Prof. Dr. Sven Diederichs from the German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research and the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg has been conducting research into these molecules at the Freiburg University Medical Centre and discovered a ncRNA that regulates cell proliferation in cancer cells.

... Healthcare industry BW

Bacteria must react to changes in the environment in order to survive. This is partly done by adapting genetic material, for example by multiplying and shortening individual genome segments. The research group led by Dr. Simon Heilbronner from the Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine at the University of Tübingen has shown that these so-called gene accordions are frequently found in the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus.

... Bioeconomy in BW

The sugar 7-deoxy-sedoheptulose (7dSh) is produced by cyanobacteria and inhibits the same metabolic pathway as the broad-spectrum herbicide glyphosate, thus making it an excellent herbicide candidate. Despite this amazing similarity, the microbiologist who discovered 7dSh, Prof. Dr. Karl Forchhammer, believes that this sugar has clear ecological advantages over glyphosate. In an interview with Rebecca Debo, he told us what the advantages are and what difficulties had to be overcome on the way to isolating the sugar molecule.

... Bioeconomy in BW

The demand for organic products is continuing to grow; at the same time nature is being preserved – so why not switch completely to organic farming? The answer is simple: because not everyone can afford it, and with current consumption patterns not everyone would get enough to eat. A cooperative project is researching an alternative path, an agricultural system that falls between conventional and organic farming and that could generate high yields without chemical synthetic pesticides.

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