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Jens Schwamborn’s mini brains may reduce amount of animal testing

Jens Schwamborn: Brain organoids are optimal for research and testing purposes In 2019, Prof. Jens Schwamborn founded the company OrganoTherapeutics together with Javier Jarazo as a spin-off of the University of Luxembourg. The goal of the company is to develop brain organoids on which active ingredients for drugs can be tested and research into diseases can be carried out. Jens Schwamborn is currently using his mini-brains to conduct research on SARS-CoV2, the coronavirus. What is outstanding about this research model is that it helps to reduce the amount of animal…

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Jens Schwamborn on the future of brain research

Jens Schwamborn: lab-generated mini-brains as a basis for new insights Prof. Jens Schwamborn is a neuroscientist and as such deals with the most complex organ of the human body: the brain. And it is precisely this complexity that massively restricts scientific research for many ethical reasons. Research into neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease is therefore difficult and has always posed a problem for scientists. Jens Schwamborn and his team at OrganoTherapeutics, a spin-off from the University of Luxembourg, have found a solution to precisely this problem with their development…

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Jens Schwamborn researches the SARS-CoV2 virus on mini brains

Brain organoids developed by Jens Schwamborn are suitable for testing drugs against coronavirus Neuroscientist Prof. Jens Schwamborn is actually working on Parkinson’s disease research with OrganoTherapeutics, a University of Luxembourg / Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) spin-off company he founded with colleague Javier Jarazo. Mini-brains developed in vitro will help understand how Parkinson’s attacks parts of the human brain. Furthermore, Jens Schwamborn can use them to test active substances that could potentially be used to combat Parkinson’s disease. But the brain organoid model can also provide valuable research results…

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Neutrino Energy will collaborate with Russia to develop new energy technology

Despite the alarming scale of the coronavirus’s global spread and its more dangerous mutation Omicron, the catastrophic dynamics of climate change, and the world’s difficult economic situation, politicians appear to have decided that nothing is more important than escalating the level of political confrontation in these circumstances. Endless and ineffective sanctions lack even the smallest smidgeon of logic, exacerbating the international economy’s already precarious predicament. According to current trends, despite widespread immunization and restrictive measures implemented by many countries, the struggle against illness will be a lengthy one. The economy…

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Reduced voids for highest quality demands

With the RDS VAC, Rehm Thermal Systems offers a system for vacuum extraction after material application – for reliable results in medical technology, electromobility or renewable energies Highly durable and reliable electronic components are of great importance for many sectors, such as the energy sector or medical technology. An LED headlight in a vehicle or the charging station of an e-vehicle produce a lot of heat that must be reliably dissipated – via gap filler or heat conducting materials. Even stricter requirements apply in medical technology. High-quality applied protective materials…

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Inline-capable vapor-phase soldering system for automated processes

With the CondensoXM smart, Rehm Thermal Systems has designed an all-rounder for electronics production Whether for aerospace engineering, medicine, the e-mobility and automotive sectors, power electronics or LED manufacture – the application areas of reflow soldering are many and varied. High-quality soldering of electronic contacts ensures optimum functionality of the electronic components. But what happens when components on the circuit board are very large or high-mass? Or if vacuum soldering processes need to be implemented inline? Rehm Thermal Systems designed the CondensoXM smart vapor phase soldering system for precisely these…

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An easy entry into finishing the surface of 3D printed components

The Walther Trowal AM post process creates perfect surface finishes, even on components with complex shapes. At this year“s Formnext Walther Trowal presents the tub vibrator TRT 83/87 for finishing the surface of 3D printed components. Especially for smaller manufacturing batches this mass finishing machine creates very smooth and shiny surface finishes. The AM Post Process mass finishing machines were explicitly developed for the post processing of 3D printed components. They are specifically adapted to the surface roughness conditions created by the additive manufacturing process. For example, stair casting, support…

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Screening hundreds of new alloy variants in one day

New technology accelerates the development of new alloys for Additive Manufacturing At Formnext, Ponticon is going to showcase pontiMAT, an innovative process that supports the development of metallic alloys for use in AM. Never before has it been possible to produce and test samples of alloy variants of such wide range in such short time. With pontiMAT, samples of application-specific materials can be produced and tested at unprecedented rates using minimum resources. The system is extremely versatile in terms of the types of metallic alloying elements it can use. This…

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Towards a Smart Factory – simple synchronisation of several machines

Rehm Thermal Systems offers a tool for machine synchronisation with the central product management within the ViCON system software With ViCON, Rehm Thermal Systems has designed and created software that supports users in realising modern, networked, and above all, future-orientated electronics manufacturing. It offers a wealth of analytical tools, increased productivity and efficiency and, with central product management, a software feature that helps operators synchronise products across multiple systems. Central product management is available for the Vision series convection soldering systems, within identical transport systems. By using the central product…

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Soldering defects and soldering atmosphere

Convection soldering systems from Rehm Thermal Systems contribute to the prevention of soldering defects through optional nitrogen atmosphere A typical question put to a manufacturer of reflow soldering systems like Rehm Thermal Systems is often: „What is the benefit of a nitrogen atmosphere?“ In the following we will explore this question in relation to typical defect scenarios, including those involving solder balls, beading, voiding, whiskers, graping, head-in-pillow, wetting defects and tombstones. While soldering atmosphere selected can cause or accelerate various soldering defects, it can also prevent or reduce them. The…

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