Insights into Chinese patent filing

The Netherlands Office for Science & Technology (NOST) in China has conducted an extensive study into patent filing by companies and academic institutions in China. Nowadays China files more patents than any other country in the world. In this study twelve different technology fields have been analyzed. These fields account for one third of the

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CHInano: MESA+ director celebrates the Dutch spin offs

By Maarten den Dekker
As part of CHInano, the Netherlands participated in the International Roundtable on Nanotechnology (IRN 2014). The second IRN highlighted the business side of nanotechnology around the world. How can science and technology be translated in business and ‘global synergy’ and collaboration help to commercialize nanotechnology? Professor Dave Blank, Scientific Director of

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Endlessness in genetic info: circular RNA.

Researchers at the Partner Institute for Computational Biology (PICB), established by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the German Max Planck Gesellschaft, unraveled the existence and mechanisms behind circular RNA molecules.
RNA usually carries information from cellular DNA. This information is used to produce proteins and to regulate all kinds of cellular processes. Historically, DNA

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