Patent, 17th September 2009
A world patent (WO/2009/112149) was issued by Bayer Technology Services and Instituto Superior Técnico describing an alternative process for the purification of therapeutic proteins such as monoclonal antibodies by multi-stage liquid-liquid extraction using aqueous two-phase systems. This patent bilds on the results obtained during the PhD thesis of Paula Rosa at Instituto Superior Técnico and Bayer Technology Services, which was integrated in a Eupropean project founded under the 6th framework programme (AIMs No.NMP3-CT-2004-500160).
Award, 16th July 2009
Claudia Silva has been distinguished with a Honourable Mention of the Roche Younger Investigator Award 2009 at the Affinity 2009, the 18th biennial meeting of the International society for Molecular Recognition, in Reykjjavik, Iceland.
Award, 23rd June 2009
Paula Rosa and Filipa Ferreira have been distinguished with a Honourable Mention for their curriculum in bioengineering in the competition for Young Researchers sponsored by the Technical University of Lisbon and Deloitte. The awards ceremony will take place at the "Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária" on the 23 of June, 15h00.
The team from which Marco Marques, Pedro Fernandes and Pedro Oliveira are part of (collaboration with Ricardo Santos from Laboratório de Análises do IST), scored in the top 5 of best Biotechnology innovation ideas in the "25K Contest - The search for the next big thing" held in Belfast, 2009.
Award, 27th November 2008
Dr. Nuno Lourenço was distinguished with the BES Innovation Award with a project entitled “Development of Thin-Film Batteries for smart environments”. This award recognizes the novelty and scientific excellence of the project and also its potencial impact in the society.
Award, 1st November 2008
Dr. Nuno Lourenço was distinguished with the 2nd place of the Idea to Product (I2P) Cockrell School of Engineering Int'l Challenge award with the project “Ion Jelly®- Thin-Film Batteries”. This competition was held at University of Texas (Austin, USA) and promotes a culture of technology innovation and entrepreneurship through technology commercialization competitions.
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Appointement, 1st November 2008
Professor Luís Fonseca was appointed Associate Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, Thecnical University of Lisbon.
Events, 28-30th September 2008
The sientific comittee of the Symposium on Preparative and Industrial Chromatography and Allied Techniques, held in Baden-Baden/Germany, has awarded the 2rd poster prize to I.F. Ferreira, P.A.J. Rosa, A.M. Azevedo and M.R. Aires-Barros for their presentation entitled "Optimisation of Temperature Induced Aqueous Two-Phase Extraction of Human Antibodies".
Events, 21-24th September 2008
The sientific comittee of the 28th International Symposium on the Separation of Proteins,
Peptides and Polynucleotides, held in Baden-Baden/Germany, has awarded the 3rd poster prize to I.F. Ferreira, A.M. Azevedo, P.A.J. Rosa and M.R. Aires-Barros for their presentation entitled "Optimisation of Temperature Induced Aqueous Two-Phase Extraction of Human Antibodies".
Events, 14-19th September 2008
Verónica Martins was awarded with the best oral communication at the Joint European Magnetic Symposia 2008, held in Dublin, Ireland, with a presentation entitled “Integrated spintronic platforms for biomolecular detection, separation and counting” and co-authored with F.A. Cardoso, J. Loureiro, J. Germano, S. Cardoso, R. Ferreira, L.P. Fonseca, L. Sousa, M.S. Piedade and P.P. Freitas.
Events, 10-12th September 2008
The last meeting of the european project AIMs was held in Lisbon at the Lisbon Geographic Society. The technology developed by the IST team, supervised by Professor Raquel Aires-Barros, has been considered as one of the breakthroughs achieved during this project. This technology has been developed in collaboration with Bayer Technology Services, Leverkussen, Germany and is based on the use of aqueous two-phase systems for the purification of monoclonal antibodies..
Events, 7-10th September 2008
The 7th European Symposium on Biochemical Enginnering Science was held in Faro and had the partitipation of several members of the Bioprocess engineering and Biocatalysis Laboratory at different levels.
Professor Joaquim Cabral and Raquel Aires-Barros were part of the organising committe. Professor Joaquim Cabral is also a permanent member of the scientific committee and chaired the session Biomedical and Tissue Engineering.
Susana Bernardino, Dragana de Barros, Ana Azevedo and Paula Rosa presented oral comunications in three different sessions, Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, Bioseparation and Engineering Challenges for Biotechnology Industry. Filipa Ferreira, Kelany Nascimento, Marco Marques, Sara Badenes, Cláudia Silva also participated with poster presentations.