Monday, June 10, 2013
What is Biotechnology?At its simplest, biotechnology is technology based on biology - biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet.
We have used the biological processes of microorganisms for more than 6,000 years to make useful food products, such as bread and cheese, and to preserve dairy products.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Bioretec products have their roots in biomaterials and implant technology. The research, started by a team led by Professor Pertti Törmälä at the Tampere University of Technology in 1977, was a success. As a result of the team’s work, the first surgical bone fracture fixation using a bioabsorbable fixation device was conducted in 1984 by Professor Rokkanen at Helsinki University Hospital. A bioabsorbable pin was used in the fixation of an ankle fracture in a female patient.
Now Bioretec’s R&D team, led by Professor Törmälä, has created the fourth generation of bioabsorbable products, offering new and advanced properties combined with clear benefits for surgeons and patients.
One of the key features of Bioretec’s products is their mechanical activity. A memory effect is based on the selected material combination, extensive research and far-ranging experience of material processing. The unique production process allows for medical-grade raw materials to be refined into a controlled and customized end product.
BioSiteHisto provides high-quality human and animal hard and soft tissue processing, preparation, and quantitative analysis. We have extensive experience in both routine and special stainings. Take a closer look at our GLP- or non-GLP histology service and tell us how we can help you in your project.
This exciting development will allow us to provide services in the fields of histology, immunochemistry, in vitro research and in vitro testing to a diverse range of customers. BioSiteHisto will continue to operate with the expert guidance of the dedicated workforce, capitalising on their wealth of experience and knowledge in these areas.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Functions of wastewater treatment plants include:
- Sewage treatment – treatment and disposal of human waste, and other household waste liquid from toilets, baths, showers, kitchens, and sinks.
- Industrial wastewater treatment – the treatment of wet wastes from manufacturing industry and commerce including mining, quarrying and heavy industries.
- Agricultural wastewater treatment – treatment and disposal of liquid animal waste, pesticide residues etc. from agriculture.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Juha V. Mentu, I’m reading The Global Edition of The New York Times and reflecting about your concept for a national / global KNOWLEDGE BANK ( tutkijapankki)… Researchers’ Bank.
The article is written by Melissa EDDY, New York Times – Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Germany aims to curb joblessness in youths. Government to establish training programs to aid Spanish and Portuguese.
Political leaders, heeding economists’ warnings that the younger generation may be disillusioned with the European project, are counting on a series of bilateral agreements to help curb stubbornly high youth unemployment in the European Union.
Germany will seek to help Spain to build a dual-track vocational system in which young people earn qualifications through a combination of work and study.
- Juha, I think your idea of the RESEARCHERS’ BANK could be an elementary part of the German initiative.
We need to bring “the young and beautiful and old and experienced together” to create a futuristic learning environment to ensure the highest possible employment and talent contribution for the contribution of healthy growth and prosperity of societies around the globe.
We can join the bandwagon of a recent German multipronged effort by Berlin to quickly get more young people into the work force, a move that experts say is crucial if a unified Europe is to survive into the next generation.
- What is decisive is that we must be faster and more definitive in fighting youth unemployment, says German finance minister Mr. Wolfgang Schäuble.
More than 5.6 million people under 25 are out of work across the Union, according to figures released by Eurostat.
Among the countries with the largest number of young people out of work are weaker members of the euro zone that are undergoing deep cuts to social services and other structural reforms, part of the efforts to recover from the ongoing debt crisis.
Germany knows. The country has been grappled with its own youth employment problem early last decade.
While the numbers were nowhere near the 60 percent of young people now out of work in Greece, or the nearly 56 percent in Spain, German leaders say that their experience can be of value to their EU partners.
A crucial element of Germany’s success has been its dual vocational training system, in which young people work three to four days a week in their chosen sector and spend additional 8 to 12 hours per week in the classroom.
At the end of their training, the students must pass a test to receive a certification of their skills.
Juha, I know that we’ve bee doing the same at the time when the BIOTECHTOUCH was initiated.
The TUTKIJAPANKKI should be an integral part of the German program. It’s time for us to speak with the national political leaders.
PEOPLE can do things together! That’s the main idea of OPEN INNOVATION and GLOBAL COLLABORATION.
First, planning of automatized ON LINE (or, at least, AT LINE) microbiological control method continues. Guidelines are already drawn and they can be found in another blog called
Another idea, grounding of "Researcher Bank" to support academic research by experienced specialist from non-academic research (like retired or free-lancer researchers, worked in bioinstitutes and research centers of companies) continues. First meeting in the middle of May will be followed by second, preparative meeting to finish applications to Jyväskylä University. BIOTECHTOUCH personnel is also involved in this project. Agreements will be done est. in early autumn.
Jyväskylä unit, of course, follows Talvivaara case and a couple of newspaper articles about process and environmental microbiology of mining industry have already published (in Finnish) in KESKISUOMALAINEN and IISALMEN SANOMAT (also available on the pages of newspapers' Internet versions).