November 07, 2016
Flanders Vaccine together with Visegrad countries paving the way towards collaborative research on vaccines and immunotherapeutics
On 20-21 October 2016, the Flanders Vaccine network organised its first edition of 'Immunity for Health' conference with participation of Visegrad countries in Ghent. The event was carried out in close cooperation with the embassies of Visegrad countries: Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. Flanders Vaccine, a platform under the Flanders Bio association, brings together more than 300 representatives from research institutes and universities (incl. the prestigious VIB – Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie), as well as large, small and medium-sized companies with focus on life sciences, specifically on vaccines development and delivery of biostatistics (gsk - GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen and Pfizer to name the best well known of them). The overarching goal of the organisation is to enable network building for the interested parties, incentivise their collaboration and stimulate innovation.
June 13, 2017
INVITATION FOR BioTech 2017 & 7th CZEH-SWISS SYMPOSIUM WITH EXHIBITION
We would like to invite you to the upcoming BioTech 2017 & 7th Czech-Swiss Symposium with Exhibition, which will be held in the National Technical Library in Prague, the Czech Republic, from 13 to 17 June 2017 (www.biotech2014.cz ).
BioTech 2017 and 7th Czech-Swiss Symposium with exhibition will cover all important aspects of advanced biotechnologies. Attention will be paid to the key technologies playing important role in bio-based economies. Microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast, and microalgae, and their enzymes, are used for manufacturing a wide range of products in sustainable, forward-looking bioprocesses. These products represent high-performance chemicals or ingredients in demand for foodstuffs, animal feed, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Lectures will be organized in following sessions:
•Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
•Food and Agriculture Biotechnology
Selection criteria for oral and poster presentations will be based on novelty, potential for practical application and scientific merit. The official conference language will be English.
Specialised workshops (SIG) and round-table discussions can be organised upon request to further strengthen relationship between industry and academia. Rich social program including excursion to a famous Pilsner Urquell Brewery followed by Abbey of Kladruby sightseeing is prepared for participants.
We are looking forward to meet you in Prague,
Practical skills training for company employees at VŠCHT - Bioreactors
Bioreactors – practical skills training for company employees at VŠCHT – 3 to 4 September 2015
Registrations at: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 September 2015 – the first day
Basic principles of a bioreactor cultivation, basic operations, opportunities, advantages – a lecture
Preparing a bioreactor before the cultivation – a lecture and a practical demonstration
Transfer of oxygen, heat and matter in a bioreactor – a lecture
Possibilities of organizing the process – batch, fed-batch, continuous – features, advantages, problems, possibilities of managing the process – a lecture
Inoculation of a bioreactor and a start of cultivation, aseptic sampling – theory and a practical demonstration
Outline of a fed-batch process based on data obtained from a chemostat – a lecture with a concrete example of high-level recombinant protein production with Pichia pastoris.
There will be batch cultivation overnight with a sampling of a zero sample and the last sample.
4 September 2015 – second day
Fed-batch cultivation, obtaining a high cell-density culture – a practical demonstration with sampling
Cultivation of obligate anaerobic microbial cultures in a bioreactor – a lecture with a concrete example of Clostridium bacteria genus cultivation
Use of fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry in monitoring and managing of cultivation processes – a lecture
Launching recombinant protein production with GFP fusion – a practical demonstration with sampling, use of fluorescence microscopy or flow cytometry to monitor production
13.00 Conclusion, end of seminar
Registration at: email@example.com
CzechBio association members – 4,000 CZK
Other applicants – 8,000 CZK
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Press release from 14 all Bio conference
Among the new EU member states, the Czech Republic belong to the elite in the bio-tech sector
Dear colleagues, a ground-breaking report has been published, assessing bio-tech industry in 12 new EU member states and also in candidate countries of Turkey and Croatia. Apart from an evaluation of the state of the bio-tech industry it also suggests ways in which the governments of the new EU and candidate states can appropriately support this sector. It also lists opportunities for 260 bio-tech companies from those 14 states.
Even though the Czech Republic is among countries with the fastest growing bio-tech industry, there is still a wide gap between it and European bio-tech powers like Switzerland or Great Britain. Its weakest spot is a lack of political continuity and unclear scopes of individual ministries in enforcing a suitable approach to supporting biotechnologies.
On 15 April 2010 representatives of academic institutions and research facilities met with company representatives at the premises of the Biotechnological incubator INBIT at Brno-Bohunice to talk about implementing applied research projects financed by the Technological agency of the Czech Republic and the TIP programme of the Ministry of industry and trade. Materials from this meeting are available below.