Virus like particles are important tools in the medical field for vaccination or drug delivery systems. They mimic the outside structure of a virus but cannot reproduce themselves anymore. The purification thereof is still a challenge, but some techniques are published already.
CHO cells are an important workhorse for the biotechnological production of pharmaceuticals. Inspite of its long tradition in biotechnological application there is still room to improve the stability of cell lines, which is a research topic at acib.
Microorganisms are ubiquitously present, even if we do not notice them. Some of them are pathogenic, but most of them are essential for our well-being and health. Researchers found out that communities of microorganisms are even able to protect plants, which is a crucial step for agriculture.