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Bioprex coating crushes bacteria on implants

Ton Loontjens and Jurr van Ramshorst (Source: NoordZ) One in twenty patients contracts a hospital-acquired infection. In Europe, this translates to approximately four million cases each year, resulting in around 90,000 fatalities and a healthcare cost of about 7 billion euros. Notably, more than two-thirds of these infections stem from medical devices such as catheters, […]

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QDI Systems moves into new facility

Image: Groninger Ondernemers Courant QDI Systems, a Groningen-based company specializing in Quantum Dot technology for image sensors, has celebrated the opening of its new state-of-the-art facility on August 24, 2023. Founded in 2019 as a spin-off from the Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials, the company has steadily grown, with a focus on advancing image sensor

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Patents up for valorization – Innovation Day 2023

During the Innovation Day, multiple key patents that are up for valorization will be launched by Anne Been from Business Generator Groningen. Among these patents are the variable stiffness prosthetic joint and innovative inhalation therapy for COPD patients. For all of those who want to learn more about the ideas, feel free to reach out

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Celebrating prof. dr. Erik Frijlink – Innovation Day 2023

We are proud to announce that Prof. Dr. Erik Frijlink will receive the Innovation Day 2023 award from the Board of University of Groningen & Corina Prent (Director, RuG ventures)! As an academic innovator, Prof. Dr. Frijlink is the perfect example of a scientific entrepreneur. Throughout his career, he has: Developed breakthrough technologies which are a

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EV Biotech secures €4.5m Seed Investment

Source: EV Biotech Fermentation is the future! EV Biotech offers a solution to the issue of pollution-heavy manufacturing methods by harnessing the power of fermentation combined with state-of-the-art computational methods. Microbial fermentation allows EV Biotech to work on a greener future while maintaining our current quality of life. It is incredible that something as small

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Deep Atlas collaborates with Researchable

Deep Atlas collaborates with Researchable Deep Atlas, based in Groningen, is currently commercializing its revolutionary technology. Since 2017, the geological innovator has been working on a new method to image the mineralogy and eventually predict the permeability of rock samples from the deep subsurface using artificial intelligence. To better serve the market, Deep Atlas has

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MedTech company Implican raises €1M in seed round

From left to right: Peter Haasjes (NextGen), Ytsen van der Meer (NOM), Ivo Kooijman (CEO Implican), Klaas Havenga (chirurg/CMO Implican) en Roel Dekkers (NextGen) Medical device company, Implican, raised €1M in its first seed investment round. The funding, made by the Dutch investors NextGen Ventures, and the Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands

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