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Björn Friedritz (Cyrano Kommunikation GmbH)

Friedritz, Björn (Cyrano Kommunikation 201711 before BlueSens Gas Sensor GmbH 201202)

 

Organisations Organisation Cyrano Kommunikation GmbH
  Former/major organisation BlueSens Gas Sensor GmbH
Products Product public relations / investor relations / marcom (services)
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BlueSens Gas Sensor GmbH. (2/9/12). "Press Release: A Research Project on Myxobacteria Has Brought Victory in the First BlueCompetition. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Takes the First Places in the Competition".

The international "BlueCompetition" science contest for optimizing bioprocess analysis has come to a conclusion, and it is now clear who the winning workgroups from the various universities are. In the end, the scientific jury viewed Stephan Hüttel from the Institute for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the University of Saarland, working under Prof. Dr. Rolf Müller, as having taken the lead. In his project, Hüttel examined selected myxobacteria strains which are suitable for use in producing pharmaceutical agents. These bacteria can, for example, be used for manufacturing antibiotics and substances for combating cancer. This involves feeding the microorganisms with nutrients under controlled conditions so that they produce the active substances. The study was able to demonstrate that targeted waste gas analysis by BlueSens allowed a fully-automatic, semi-continuous production process to be implemented. "This makes it conceivable that important medications will be able to be manufactured in future with better controls and for less money using the helpful myxobacteria", as Dr. Holger Müller, one of the managing directors of BlueSens, explains.

The competition's independent assessment committee comprised Prof. Dr. Lars Blank from RWTH Aachen, Prof. Dr. Gesine Cornelissen from HAW Hamburg, Prof. Dr. Eiden from FH-Recklinghausen and last but not least, Prof. Jean Francois Hamel from MIT. The Saarland-based institute received prize money totaling €5,000 from the organizing company, BlueSens. Second place was awarded to the group under Junior Professor Dr. Ing. Ezequiel Franco-Lara and Florian David from the Institute for Bioprocess technology at TU Braunschweig, who had also been studying pharmaceutical bioprocess optimization. The Hungarian workgroup under Péter Bakonyi, Nándor Nemestóthy and Dr. Katalin Bélafi-Bakó from the Research Institute on Bioengineering, Membrane Technology and Energetics at the University of Pannonia made third place with their analysis of continuous biohydrogen production. Selected project reports by the workgroups can be found at
www.bluesens.de

The international science competition BlueCompetition has been held for the first time. This year, the BlueCompetition will continue with a new round of entrants, with immediate effect.


About BlueSens:

BlueSens gas sensor GmbH develops and sells PAT-compliant (process analytical technology) analyzers for bioprocesses, as described by the FDA, for many different gases, such as CH4, O2/CO2, CO and Ethanol. BlueSens provides unique analysis solutions for research and industry. Our customers originate from the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology research, biofuel manufacturing and other branches.

The areas of application range from basic research and original equipment manufacture to GMP production. Their innovative construction allows the sensors to be used everywhere a gas analysis is needed for bioprocesses, without taking samples or treating gases.


Press office:
BlueSens gas sensor GmbH
Björn Friedritz
Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 9 - 13
D-45699 Herten
Tel.: +49 (0)2366-305250
pr@bluesens.com
www.bluesens.com

   
Record changed: 2017-11-13

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