Highlights Applied Sciences 2010

January - March

  • New Bionanoscience Department (BN) starts officially; Bionanoscience is a field of research that has emerged at the interface of biology and nanotechnology.
  • Minister Van der Hoeven (Economic Affairs) lays the first ecological brick of the new BE-Basic consortium (BT) in The Hague and the consortium partners sign a cooperation agreement.
  • B-BASIC (BT) improves production of biochemicals and biofuels from wood through a bacterium that breaks down harmful by-products.
  • Reactor Institute Delft (RID) offers to serve as a back-up facility for medical isotope production.
  • The R3 Department and RID work on a new procedure with Y-90 radioembolisation to treat liver cancer because these tumours cannot be removed by surgical means and chemotherapy is often insufficient. 


April – June

  • BE-Basic pilot facility (BT) will enable companies and knowledge institutions worldwide to test whether their ideas for a sustainable economy are possible.
  • Biotechnology’s sewage water energy research (BT) published in Science.
  • Cooperation Agreement of BT and Partners of ENS Europe formalizes the cooperation on 2 TU Delft patents; the fine dust reduction system and ammonium catching system.
  • NWO-researcher Frank Koopman (BT) makes revolutionar bio-based bond that can replace one of the main raw materials for plastic products.
  • New software of Bernd Rieger (IST) creates much sharper images in biomedical research. 
  • Jelmer Vellema (MSP) solves medication problem of the regular blockages that occur in intravenous drips when administering the sedative lorazepam for the HagaZiekenhuis.
  • R3 and MI Labs merge PET and SPECT biomedical imaging techniques and increase resolution. 


July – September

  • Cees Dekker and colleagues (BN) announce a new type of graphene nanopore devices that may significantly impact the way we screen DNA molecules, for example to read off their sequence. 
  • David Grünwald (BN) and Robert Singer of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine show in Nature how molecules escape from a cell nucleus.
  • Increased production of petrol from vegetable oil with new (ChemE) invention.
  • Gijs de Lange, Diego Ristè en Ronald Hanson (QN) and Ames Lab in the USA succeed to fully protect the spin state of a single electron from its environment.   
  • The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport gives permission to RID as back-up facility for the production of medical isotope when supplies run out.


October - December


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