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Tuesday, 24 July, 2007

"Chromotec" and "NanoTemper" win prizes in the MBPW

CeNS members successful in the business competition MBPW


The team members of Chromotec


The team members of NanoTemper Technologies

The well-known business contest Münchner Business Plan Wettbewerb (MBPW) awarded for the 11th time prizes for promising business plans from the Munich region. This year, two teams formed substantially by CeNS members won prizes in the excellence stage of the MBPW in two different categories: "Marathon" and "Sprinter".


Anna-Maria Jegg, Dr. Ulrich Rothbauer, Kathrin Schmidthals and Kourosh Zolghadr from the group of Prof. Leonhardt (LMU-BioZentrum & CeNS) finished third in the excellence stage of the MBPW in the category "Marathon". They were awarded a prize of 5'000 Euro for the business plan of their company Chromotec where they developed the Chromobody-Technology. This technology has promising applications for biomedical research and diagnostics.

NanoTemper Technologies

The team composed of young researchers from the Braun group at the Gaub chair (LMU) has already won prizes in the first ("ideas stage") and second round ("development stage") of the competition. They are assisted by Marco Hierling, a student in business administration. Yesterday, Philipp Baaske and Dr. Stefan Duhr were awarded a prize of 5'000 Euro for finishing third in the so-called "Sprinter"-section of the final round ("excellence stage") with their business idea to use their novel measuring technique for the fast characterization of biomolecules. This technology has broad applications for biotechnological research and medical diagnostics.

Both teams are supported by the program Exist-Seed and assisted by the Gründerbüro of the LMU. (mcb)