Lack of orders, lack of network, a shortage of money: There are many reasons why startups go bankrupt. To prevent this, the Technology and Innovation Center Giessen (TIG) offers young companies support programs, internal networking and affordable commercial space – and all of this in the economic stronghold of Central Hessen.
Small beetles are more productive than you think: They can heal wounds or provide basic substances for the production of antibiotics. That’s why scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute in Giessen, Germany, are researching how these crawling insects can be used in medicine – and how they are already successful.
Ventilators are not always life-savers: Although sending oxygen to the lungs is fundamental during operations, the body’s movements during breathing – such as the rise and fall of the chest – can actually interfere with receiving oxygen. A new revolutionary ventilation technology from Central Hessen, Germany, is able to avert this danger.
Patients with pulmonary hypertension live with constant shortness of breath. Currently, this disease is not curable; patient symptoms can only be alleviated. But a team of researchers in Giessen, Germany, examined Fucoidan, a brown algae extract, for pulmonary hypertension treatment, and they have come to promising results.