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September 21, 2023 -

First German-Dutch MedTech networking workshop in Münster

The first German-Dutch cross border MedTech networking event took place at the IHK Nord Westfalen. The workshop was organized by CeNTech and Bioanalytik Münster e.V. with the support of the Wirtschaftsförderung Münster GmbH. Healthcare professionals from the University Medical Center Muenster talked about clinic challenges/needs and upcoming project ideas for obvious existing medical/clinical needs. As the current challenges are similar in both regions - Münster-Land and the Twente region - companies and healthcare professionals discussed how to connect both regions in a better way and how to learn from each other. Furthermore the optimization of the transfer of tech innovation into clinics was addressed.

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September 2023 -

NATURE Publication: Polymers of ballbot-type carbenes

A team of scientists from the departments of chemistry and physics at the WWU Münster and researchers from Beijing used on-surface synthesis under extremely clean and defined conditions to realize the polymerization of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs). The NHC units of these polymers are each connected to single gold atoms, which drastically increases their mobility on the different substrates (similar to a ballbot, i.e. a robot moving on a sphere). The detailed properties of the polymers were investigated by ultrahigh-resolution atomic force microscopy in the CeNTech labs. The study was recently published in Nature Chemistry (2023).

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June 14, 2023 -

Special awards for high school researchers in physics and biology

Respect for the outstanding achievements: The CeNTech GmbH and the Gesellschaft für Bioanalytik Münster e.V. awarded special prizes to two outstanding research projects in connection with the´IHK regional competition for young researchers´. The award recognizes the contribution to this years IHK regional competition in the fields of biology and physics. The CeNTech GmbH had the pleasure of presenting Marvin and Robin Partanen from the St. Mauritz Gymnasium with the special prize in physics. The two brothers measured and mathematically calculated the forces of attraction and repulsion of interacting magnets.

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