Startupbootcamp Smart Materials is Europe’s first business accelerator for materials.
March 31, 2015
NovioPonics won the selection of starting the Startup Bootcamp Smart Materials at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, the Netherlands.
Novioponics is active in crop protection and aims at reducing the use of pesticides. NovioPonics applies a hydrogel which is liquid in the cold state and, once heated, gelates. Due to the gel, the pesticides are applied evenly over the plant. Also, the drip, leak of pesticides in the soil, is considerably less (<50%), says Linde Zhou, CEO of Novioponics.
Cutting in half the use of crop chemicals through an innovative dosing system.
Linde Zhou, CEO
tel. +31 24 7114278
February 3, 2015 (Radboud University)
Periodontal diseases, including periodontitis and peri-implantitis, are oral infections associated with inflammation-mediated loss of the periodontal ligament (PDL) and/or supporting alveolar bone, which finally results in tooth/implant loss. Clinical treatment of periodontal diseases is very costly and time consuming.
Prof.dr. John Jansen and Dr. Fang Yang, Department Biomaterials, Radboud University Medical Center team up with Prof.dr. Alan Rowan, Cluster Molecular Chemistry, Radboud University to develop a more efficient therapy. They explore the efficacy of an injectable biomolecule delivery system, which includes a nanofibrous polyisocyanide gel, polyglycolic-lactid acid microspheres and pro-resolving agents to resolve inflammation.
The polyisocyanide gel – discovered by Rowan – stiffens in a warm environment .
The knowledge obtained from this project named BioPerio can also be used for treatment of other inflammatory diseases, including peritonitis, dermal inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis.
Technology Foundation STW granted the BioPerio-project 350.000 euro recently. BioPerio is part of the Radboud Nanomedicine Alliance.
In another project, the use of the supergel for wound dressing will be the topic of research.
Source: Radboud University
Secmatix and NovioTech are partners in this project with their own contributions
Press Release Sinensis – Acquisition Spinnovation – 19 September 2014
Sinensis Life Sciences B.V., Leiden, the Netherlands, announces today that it has acquired Spinnovation Holding B.V., Oss, the Netherlands, a contract research organisation specialised in the application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological market.
September 19, 2014, Leiden, Oss, the Netherlands
Spinnovation was one of the participations in the Hanssen/Tweehuysen portfolio.
This February 2014 NovioTech, together with partners, founded NovioScan BV.
NovioScan develops new wearable Ultrasound technology for medical diagnostics and imaging based on MEMS.
Last Thursday (January 16, 2014) Google unveiled a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tear fluid. According to Google it will take at least five years to reach consumers.
NovioSense develops a sensor based on the same substrate as Google’s (tear fluid) and NovioTech thinks that Google has a very interesting technology. However, NovioTech believes that the technology of its spin-off company NovioSense has advantages. NovioSense has, together with the Fraunhofer IMS institute in Duisburg, Germany, developed a first working prototype of its glucose sensor for measuring glucose concentrations in tear fluid.
See the NovioSense website here for more information on the NovioSense technology.
NovioTech BV is working on applications of the thermo-reversible hydrogel NovioHelix® in horticulture. In January 2014 NovioTech has founded a new company, NovioPonics BV, which entirely focuses on the development of products and intellectual property on this domain.
After proof of principle research by NovioTech, which resulted in positive outcome, NovioTech has raised initial funding from the StartLife program in Wageningen, the Netherlands, to perform further proof of concept experiments, develop intellectual property and products. NovioPonics collaborates with the Wageningen University and is one of the portfolio companies (a 100%) of Hanssen/Tweehuysen, owners of NovioTech .
You can find more information on the NovioHelix® gel: see the NovioHelix button, above.
Linde Zhou, CEO
tel. +31 24 7114278