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CHO cell research at DTU Biosustain and National Biologics Facility
12 FEB

DTU expands research and collaboration on cell cultures

Danish research into cell cultures and the development of proteins for biological pharmaceuticals—including for cancer treatment—is strengthened with new unit...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Enzymes and proteins Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
Brain tumour
03 FEB

Improved cell therapy to benefit patients with brain cancer

With the support of Independent Research Fund Denmark, researchers from DTU Health Tech are developing a new type of cell therapy with the potential to save the lives of...

Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Cells
Chubby kid struggling to close his shirt
01 FEB

Gut bacteria predict weight loss

A new study shows that gut bacteria play a greater role in weight loss than diet and genetics combined.

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Genes and genomes Health and diseases
28 JAN

Danish biotech company receives 4,4 million EUR from the EU

A spinout biotech company from DTU has received two grants from the EU's “Horizon 2020” program worth 4,4 million euros. These grants will help to accelerate...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
26 JAN

DTU assists in the fight against coronavirus

The Center for Diagnostik DTU is now upgrading its efforts and examining all positive samples for the new variants.

Viruses Genes and genomes Health and diseases
2020
Foto: Joachim Rode
11 DEC

Wastewater offers important source of knowledge about resistance

Wastewater analysis can detect the spread of resistant bacteria and can be used for global monitoring of the problem.    

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
09 DEC

Cells optimized to produce antimicrobial agents

With the help of ‘metabolic engineering’, researchers from DTU Biosustain are designing and optimizing microorganisms to produce new substances that can be...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
DLSC
02 DEC

National cluster for life science and welfare technology goes live

The newly formed cluster will contribute to and improve the foundation for world-class patient care, innovation and product development.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
Andreas Hougaard Laustsen
27 NOV

DKK 25 M to develop recombinant snakebite antivenom

A grant of DKK 25 M from Wellcome gives hope to snakebite victims in sub-Saharan Africa of better and safer treatment.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
Computer Aided Design of Cell Factories
25 NOV

Computer power used in design of cells for biological production

DTU offers new courses in handling large data sets using programming and artificial intelligence, AI.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Data analysis Computer calculations Software and programming
Fermentation at DTU Bioengineering
16 NOV

Students develop effective mould for production

DTU students are competing in an international synthetic biology competition (iGEM), presenting new tools to control moulds in biotechnological processes.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Fermentation Innovation and product development
Blood samples
10 NOV

A step forward towards developing immunotherapy for hematological cancers

Researchers from DTU Health Tech identify promising possibilities for applying immunotherapy to hematological cancer patients.

Cells Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
Foto Colourbox
09 NOV

Bacteria ensure better use of biomass

A special blend of robust bacteria in a new process is paving the way to convert even the stubbornest forms of biomass into methane.

Energy Biotechnology and biochemistry
Photo: Benny Box
08 NOV

Newly discovered enzyme increases biomass value

With the discovery of a new enzyme, it may one day become possible to use the plants’ glue nutrient—lignin. The substance has applications in electronics, various...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bioenergy Energy production
Coronavirus. Image: Colourbox.dk
05 NOV

New guide to calculating the burden of disease of COVID-19

The European Burden of Disease Network, which includes researchers from the Technical University of Denmark, DTU, has developed a protocol for calculating the disease burden...

Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
20 OCT

Fluorine brought from the inorganic realm to bacterial cell factories

In a new study, researchers has succeeded in implanting a fluorination pathway in bacteria, an achievement that paves the way towards future biological production...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms
Image: DANMAP.org
08 OCT

Increased monitoring of multiresistant CPO-bacteria in Denmark

In 2019, the Danish Health Authority added multiresistant carbapenemase-producing bacteria (also called CPO) to their list of notifiable bacteria. While CPO in humans is...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
Image: DANMAP.org
06 OCT

In the past ten years, antimicrobial use has decreased in Danish pigs, increased...

In 2019, Danish pig producers reached the target for reduction of antimicrobial usage set by the MRSA action plan. In contrast, antimicrobial use in calves has increased...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
Hvide køer i stalden
16 SEP

Cows on diet emit 40 per cent less methane

Feed changes can reduce methane formation from microorganisms in the cow’s paunch and reduce cows' emissions by 40 per cent without compromising milk yield.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution Food, fish and agriculture
Ædre dame close up af øje
15 SEP

New biotechnological method gives hope for treatment of AMD

Special substances extracted from seaweed using enzymes have been shown in laboratory tests to have a protective effect against the eye disease AMD.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology