Parasite-derived protein to treat autoimmune diseases

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Parasites ensure their very long survival in their infected hosts by releasing or inducing the production of several immunosuppressive or anti-inflammatory factors. They are often recognized as “masters of regulation”. In the framework of the Immunoparasitology research performed during the last 20 years by groups at both Lille University and Pasteur Institute in Lille, a schistosome protein named P28GST has been characterized and produced as a recombinant molecule at GMP grade. Read More

Market entry of a monitoring device for pre-term babies

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The Dutch SME Bambi Medical BV develops a wireless monitoring device for the measurement of vital signs of pre-term babies. The device, the Bambi Belt, is a soft fabric, skin-friendly, and wireless monitoring device. It accomplishes the same functions as wired adhesive electrode systems currently implemented in neonatal care units. The belt supports reduction of pain and stress of babies while its wireless features allow parents to take their baby out of the incubator and perform Kangaroo MotherCare. Bambi Medical is preparing to enter the German market. The company was granted a Boost4Health voucher to gain market insight to support effective market entry. Read More