Wood & Agrotechnology

Improved PCR Diagnostic for detection of Paratuberculosis (or Johne’s disease)

Paratuberculosis or Johne's disease is a contagious, chronic and also fatal bacterial infection, which generally occurs early in life. The disease can exist undetected in a herd for many years. Scientists at the University of Göttingen developed an improved PCR diagnostic test for fast and early detection of Paratuberculosis.

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Novel technology to predict iron clogging and corrosion in water and hydraulic systems

Corrosion and iron clogging are commonly known problems in hydraulic systems. These phenomena are potentially causing great damage to the system or have negative impact on system performance. Scientists at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg developed a novel method to predict iron clogging in water and hydraulic systems.

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Improved marker vaccine against classical swine fever

Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover developed a new marker vaccine for classical swine fever based on chimeric pestiviruses with improved DIVA (Differentiating Infected from Vaccinated Animals) properties. The used marker Erns is a chimeric sequence of two different and remotely related pestiviruses.

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Binder based on oil plant residues for the production of wood and composite materials

To produce wood-based composites urea-formaldehyde resin is the most widely used binder. However, UF resins are susceptible to hydrolysis and wood-based materials will thus emit formaldehyde. Scientists at the University of Göttingen, Germany developed an alternative formaldehyde-free binder based on oil plant residues (pomace).

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Enzymatic production of formaldehyd free fiberboards and wood composites

At the University of Goettingen an innovative binder-free production of fiberboards based on enzymes and novel mediators has been developed to substitute partially or totally current toxic and carcerinogenic adhesives.

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Production of three-dimensional moldings from popcorn using innovative molding technology

Scientists at the University of Göttingen developed a new process for the production of molded parts made of popcorn hydrophobised with polymer. This makes it possible to produce very light, flexible and water-repellent molded parts from renewable raw materials. Particularly suitable for packaging, furniture, automotive parts, sports articles etc.

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