biotechnology

Gene and Cell Therapies: Shaping the National Strategy

Science & Translation Gene and Cell Therapies: Shaping the National Strategy

The recently published National Strategy for Gene and Cell-Based Therapies is intended to link the players in this innovative field of medicine throughout Germany and to speed up the introduction of treatment approaches into clinical care. Four experts from Hamburg were involved in the development of the strategy. What is most important to them?

Stem cell medicine in the North: The report

Science & Translation Stem cell medicine in the North: The report

When the experts meet in Hamburg in July for the most important global congress in stem cell research – the ISSCR Annual Meeting – many regional players from the Life Science Nord cluster will also be there. A guide to the region's major players in research and industry in the stem cell field.

AI and crystals: “We provide the blueprint for innovative drug design”

Portrait AI and crystals: “We provide the blueprint for innovative drug design”

The start-up CrystalsFirst specializes in structural biological analyses of protein crystals for drug development. The team has been based at DESY in Hamburg-Bahrenfeld since 2022. In this interview, founder and CEO Serghei Glinca talks about the technology and the structural biology ecosystem in the North of Germany.

How Nordmark is on course for growth with biotechnology

Business Nord How Nordmark is on course for growth with biotechnology

Nordmark invests 20 million euros in biotechnology and enters into partnerships to accelerate processes. Its goals include the fight against cancer in children. Find out more here.

Fighting cancer with powerful bioinformatics and AI

Innovation|Science & Translation Fighting cancer with powerful bioinformatics and AI

In hardly any other field has the concept of personalized medicine become a clinical reality as it much as in the battle against cancer. Digitization and the advent of powerful data analytics tools such as machine learning drive this development. Here is a selection of players from the North that are leading the field.

How a revolutionary AI tool transformed protein science

Science & Translation How a revolutionary AI tool transformed protein science

Since DeepMind published the AI tool AlphaFold2 in 2021, molecular and structural biology has made rapid progress. Players from Northern Germany are in the middle of this protein folding revolution and are involved in improving applications of the software.