Intravacc, a world leader in translational research and development of vaccines, today announced that its new modern pilot production plant will soon be operational. In addition, Intravacc is leading a consortium that will start with the concept design (phase I) of a so-called Multi Purpose Vaccine Production Plant (MPVPP). In times of emergency, this factory will be able to quickly and safely produce sufficient doses of vaccine specifically for the Netherlands.
The Regional Development Agency ROM Utrecht Region has made its first investment. With their co-investment, ROM enables CART-Tech to finalise the development of its CARTBox product and introduce it to the market.
Did you also enjoy the white winter world last week? Jelte Keur, the maker of the iconic drone video of the Dom Tower in the fog, made this beautiful drone video of Utrecht Science Park in the snow. Enjoy watching!
Care and research into childhood cancer form an integrated collaboration in the Princess Máxima Center. This leads to accelerated scientific breakthroughs. Innovations in a range of areas are currently giving an impulse to new treatment methods. Concrete examples: the use of CAR T-cells for immunotherapy, the development of organoids and sequencing of all tumors and steps that are being taken in the field of psychosocial support for child and family.
Jerrycans are a feature of all laboratories at Utrecht Science Park. Utrecht University alone throws away around 170 of them every week. This amounts to almost 2,500 metric tonnes of plastic a year. Student representatives of the Green Offices of HU University of Applied Sciences and Utrecht University have joined forces to reduce this waste stream. As part of the Precious Plastic project, they will be processing the plastic into useful items, with a flower box being the first. How very environmentally friendly!
Researchers from the groups of Jeroen Bakkers (Hubrecht Institute/UMC Utrecht) and Peter Currie (Monash University, Australia) discovered a factor that triggers muscle stem cells to proliferate and heal. In a mouse model of severe muscle damage, introduction of this naturally occurring protein led to the complete regeneration of muscle and the return of normal movement after severe muscle trauma. The discovery may lead to faster recovery from muscle injury and wasting diseases. The study was published in Nature on the 10th of February.
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