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2017-08 - SiChem sponsors the iGEM Team
SiChem supports the Bielefeld team in the „international Genetically Engineered Machine“ (iGEM) competition. More than 300 teams from all over the world participate in this renowned competition in the field of Synthetic Biology. They present their projects and results in Boston in front of an international jury.

2017-07 - Mayor of Bremen - Carsten Sieling -  visits SiChem
On 24th of July the Mayor of Bremen Carsten Sieling visited SiChem (more)

2017-06 - SiChem sponsors GCE Workshop at the Oregon State University
SiChem supports the Genetic Code Expansion Workshop 2017, initiated by Ryan Mehl, with unnatural amino acids. This workshop will provide participants with the theoretical and practical knowledge to utilize existing and emerging genetic code expansion technology.

2017-01 - Carsten Schultz recruited as new chair of the "Department of Physiology and Pharmacology" at OHSU
Carsten Schultz, shareholder at SiChem, has a new job at the Oregon Health & Science University (more)

2016-11 - SiChem receives Grant from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technolgy  together with 3 partners (BIOLOG Life Science Institut / ZytoVision)

2016-05 - i3-Life Science Cluster - granted by the  federal Ministry of Economics and Technology - wins  “Germany – Land of Ideas”
The i³-Life Sciences Cluster Northwest - a network for diagnostic innovation - wins " Germany - Land of Ideas".  The aim of this competition ist to promote innovative ideas for urgent problems of tomorrow (more...)

2015-11 -  SiChem receives Grant from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technolgy  together with the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
Aim of this project  is
 
the development of new trifunctional linkers : These can serve as a basis for a variety of applications such as Proteincrosslinking , producing trifunctional therapeutics and biosensors (more about this ZIM-project (german))

2015-09 - SiChem receives Grant from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technolgy  together with the University of Applied Sciences, Mannheim
This involves the development of novel automated derivatization reagents for MALDI - IMS

2015-06  -  SiChem is part of the network  i3-Life Science Cluster granted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)  
This new network - consiting of  8 companies and 2 research institutions - is going to bundle existing structures in the field of analytics and diagnostics in the northwestern region. Main theme is personalized medicine (i3-Life Sciences)

2015-03  -  INO-4995 has potential in treatment of Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
INO-4995
has potential therapeutic activity in the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) where it normalizes nasal potential difference (NPD) in a murine CF knock-out model and promotes fluid secretion in human CF airway epithelia (more...)

2014-09  -  PDP3: New Tool to study the biology of Protein Phosphatase-1 (PP1)
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P1-Disrupting Peptides (PDPs) can be used as selective tools to study acute and long-term effects of PP1 activation in intact cells, and PDPs will therefore be valuable tools to study PP1 biology. (productinformation)

2014-07  -  Chemical Dimerizer – a new tool to determine kineticsof lipid metabolizing enzymes in living cells
The first rapidly reversible chemical dimerization system – rCD1 - , which permits to determine kinetics of lipid metabolizing enzymes in living cells, is now available at SiChem . This new system was applied to induce and stop the activity of phosphatidyl 3-kinase (PI3K) (product information)

2014-06 - Mayor of Bremen visits SiChem 
In his series of company visits in Bremen, Mayor Jens Böhrnsen visited on June 4 SiChem. After a tour through the new laboratories of SiChem and a detailed discussion about the current situation and the former founding situation in 2001, the mayor was very impressed. He complimented the created high-tech jobs and entrepreneurial spirit - it is important and necessary to transfer this entrepreneurial spirit to new potential founders. (more about the mayor's visit)

2014-04 – Powerful tool for monitoring lung disease
The new FRET-based tool LaRee measures the activity of metalloproteinase MMP12, which plays an important role in inflammation.In bronchoalveolar lavages from a mouse model of pulmonary inflammation activity was detected at the surface of activated macrophages. LaRee may become a powerful tool for monitoring lung disease (proudct info)