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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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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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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