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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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    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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Emerging viral infections such as COVID-19 or Zika disease pose an increasing threat to humans. At the Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology (IPMB) at Heidelberg University, Prof. Dr. Christian Klein's research group is developing inhibitors against already known viruses in the hope that these can also be used against new virus variants.

... Bioeconomy in BW

Young forest plants need protecting against damage and as a result it’s often hard to miss the colourful plastic tree guard sleeves when out walking in German forests. However, these tree guard sleeves are neither pleasing to the eye nor sustainable, because they often end up discarded on the forest floor after they split as the tree grows. Bernd Schairer UG from Albstadt has developed sapling protectors made of wood that contain no plastics, metals or chemicals, do not require removal and disposal, and are produced in a socially responsible, exemplary way.

... Healthcare industry BW

People that arrive in emergency rooms with chest pain require swift action in order to rule out a heart attack or to initiate vital life-saving therapy. However, despite many advances, current tests are not yet optimal: they either take hours or produce false-positive results. Researchers at Heidelberg University Hospital are now using AI in an approach that takes microRNAs from a blood sample to specifically diagnose ‘acute coronary syndrome’.

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Novel gene and cell therapies for treating incurable and hereditary diseases have raised high expectations. However, success has so far been limited to the long-established bone marrow transplants involving the administration of haematopoietic stem cells used to treat blood cancer. CAR T-cell therapies have recently emerged as a major new hope in cancer treatment.

...Bioeconomy in BW

Straw cannot yet be spun into gold, but in Mannheim, Germany, it is being turned into something else of great value: Essity is the first and only company in Europe to produce toilet paper and kitchen rolls from wheat straw in a new pulp mill. From next year, these sustainable sanitary paper products will be found on supermarket shelves.

... Healthcare industry BW

The development and maintenance of uncontrolled cell division in tumours is often due to the unbalanced, complex interplay of regulatory epigenetic networks. Researchers at the Institute of Biochemistry and Technical Biochemistry in Stuttgart have developed a new screening system to identify essential components that can serve as targets for anticancer drugs.

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