March 2016

P4SB interviewed from WDR

Anybody interested in the questions and answers during the (German) interview from WDR?! Well done, coordinator Lars Blank!

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Designing a European Innovation Council

A call for ideas: Share your views and help shape policy! See the scenarios for a sustainable bioeconomy.

Oyster reproduction is affected by exposure to polystyrene microplastics

Oyster reproduction is affected by exposure to polystyrene microplastics

Plastics are a contaminant of emerging concern accumulating in marine ecosystems. Plastics tend to break down into small particles, called microplastics, which also enter the marine environment directly as fragments from a variety of sources, including cosmetics, clothing, and industrial processes. Given their ubiquitous nature and small dimensions, the ingestion ...


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The German Newspaper 'TAZ' reports about plastic-eating bacteria

'Plastikfressendes Bakterium entdeckt: Sie lieben Müll'

The German newspaper TAZ is also reporting about the new bacteria Ideonella Sakaiensis that is capable to breakdown plastic (PET). This article includes a comment from Lars Blank, in which he also refers to P4SB and Pseudomonas putida.


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P4SB will be on the radio soon

The German channel WDR Leonardo is going to interview Lars Blank on Monday - we keep you informed as well.

International Training for the Exploitation of EU Project Results

Venue: 11 - 12 May 2016, East Point Business Park Alfie Byrne Road, Dublin 3, Dublin, Ireland

The strategic use and management of Intellectual Property (IP) – in business as well as in international research initiatives – is essential for strengthening the European scientific and technological base, boosting innovation and ensuring growth in the EU. In this context the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, places even more emphasis on systematic IP exploitation strategies as a means to better protect innovation initiatives and to reap commercial and economic benefits from EU-funded research.


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The world’s first bioplastic from sewage

The world’s first bioplastic from sewage water has arrived! Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are fully biodegradable plastics that, under normal conditions, will degrade within a relatively short period of time. In P4SB we are struggling to convert man-made plastics into PHA as well.

Click here to read the article "The world’s first bioplastic from sewage" in bioplastics MAGAZINE.

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BIO International Convention

Venue: 6-9 June 2016, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

Why Attend BIO?

The BIO International Convention (BIO) attracts over 15,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships. This event covers a wide spectrum of life science and application areas including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and cell therapy.

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