Medical researchers at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) have developed a facile method for the production of vaccines against multi-resistant bacterial strains: Multi-resistant bacteria that are unaffected by most conventional antibiotics are recognized as an ever growing danger to global health. Hospital-acquired infections are a lethal threat to patients whose already weakened condition makes them particularly vulnerable to these so-called killer germs. A team of researchers around Dr. Andreas Wieser and Professor Sören Schubert has now developed a method which allows strain-adapted vaccines that are specific for selected types of bacteria to be manufactured in a very short time.
Dr. Elke Simon, Director Corporate Department Patent Strategies at Boehringer Ingelheim, will today give a "90 Minutes Spotlight on Patents". The lecture will to provide an overview on intellectual property and patent law, with the specific focus on life sciences. The legal framework (with an emphasis on European patent law), as well as the practical way from invention to patent to litigation will be on the agenda. More over there will be an insight into job opportunities in the field of intellectual property rights.
The the Bayerische Patentallianz GmbH will present the very latest inventions from life science research to representatives of the pharma, biotech, and VC sectors on May 15th in Munich. The patented and licensable inventions include, for example, a new marker for detecting bladder cancer and a process for the reactivation of epigenetically-silenced genes.
With about 1400 participants the Bayreuther economy congress is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe. The motto of the congress is "enterprises 3.0 - strategies for the world of tomorrow".
Has design an influence on our attitude? Answers can be found on the event Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW). The event is starting on February 7 and will end on February 12, 2012. As an interface to almost all branches design is an important economic factor. Design touches our lives in many ways like in aerodynamically optimised cars, a barrier free website or simply by the elegant couch lamp in the living room. The first Munich Creative Business Week opens up the discussion between creative people and economy, professional experts, design friends and the wide public. Part of the programme will be a an exhibition from the Munich university of applied sciences and a Design & inventor-workshop for children and youngsters.