In the course of the closing of the CD Laboratory for Innovative Therapeutic Approaches in Sepsis, research results of the laboratory were presented and new projects introduced. Over the past seven years, the CD Laboratory team has been working on application-oriented basic research together with the company's partner Fresenius Medical Care.
Friedrich Faulhammer, Rector of Danube University Krems opened the symposium and emphasized the relevance of research in the field of biomedicine and extracorporeal therapies. Due to the high number of people affected, the topic of sepsis is a challenge of social dimension. Therefore, the Department engagement in this research is essential.
Professor Viktoria Weber, Head of the Department of Biomedicine and Vice-Rector for Research, thanked Fresenius Medical Care for the cooperation not only over the past seven years, but also during the first CD laboratory at Danube University Krems (1999 - 2005), where the development of specific adsorption processes in medicine was the focus of attention. From this, a particularly trustworthy cooperation has developed reaching beyond the CD laboratory. The Vice Rector expressed her gratitude to Danube University Krems and representative to Rector Friedrich Faulhammer for the open atmosphere and the high value the topic “innovation” enjoys at all university-levels.
Extracellular vesicles, sepsis and extracorporeal methods
Upon three topics "Extracellular vesicles as mediators of inflammation and coagulation", "Improved detection of pathogens in the bloodstream" and "Extracorporeal therapies for the supportive treatment of sepsis" the research results were presented as scientific part of the event.
On behalf of Fresenius Medical Care, Dr. Hans Peter Leinenbach informed about the most important results of the CD laboratory and the significance impact it has on their company partner.
Finally, the Department's researchers presented new projects on "Inflammation and Sepsis".
Christian Doppler Research Association
The Christian Doppler Research Association promotes successful cooperation between science and industry. In doing so, a research group elaborates basic knowledge, which flows into the development of new products and processes at the company partner. Thus, the partners carry out a lively exchange of knowledge, experience and questions. The maximum duration of CD laboratories is seven years, with interim evaluations after two and five years.