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Rapid allergy diagnosis

EU-funded Viennese start-up Macro Array Diagnostics develops revolutionary ways of diagnosing allergies. Its Allergy Explorer (ALEX) is the first test in the world that can rapidly and reliably test for up to 300 allergens simultaneously. A single drop of blood plasma or serum is all that is needed to carry out a comprehensive analysis.

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A war on childhood cancer

Austrian biotech firm Apeiron Biologics develops pharmaceutical products to treat cancer, with a particular focus on rare forms that mainly affect children. An EU loan will help the company to expand its research and develop new ways of fighting the disease.

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A Slovene seal manufacturer looks into the future

The successful family-owned business, Tesnila Bogadi d.o.o., has invested in new computer-controlled equipment to offer better quality products. With the help of an EU-backed loan guarantee, the company also increased its production capacity. It’s the only way for this export-focused company to stay competitive. 

 

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Smart turning for your bike

A reliable precision system that detects when a motorbike has come out of a turn and automatically switches off the indicator. The system recognises all types of slope and manoeuvre. Good news for road safety. 

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World's leading manufacturer of forest winches

The Slovenian company ,Vitli Krpan (Krpan Winches), has a tradition lasting decades of developing and producing forestry winches. EU funds have helped them to upgrade their technology and contributed to developing technologies to ensure a more sustainable use of resources in the business sector.

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Fighting Breast Cancer

MaXIMA is a project of a common cause - to contribute to the fight against breast cancer. The innovations part of the project can lead to the development of new techniques for early detection as well as to help in reducing the deaths related to this type of cancer. The disease has always been a major problem among women in Europe and the collaboration between the research teams of Bulgaria, Italy and Belgium has the real potential to contribute to the fight against it.

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High-intensity laser to open up new avenues of research

EU funds have made possible the installation of a high-intensity laser at a modern research facility near Bucharest. Researchers from around the world will now have the chance to use extreme light to explore new theories and discover new applications in a range of fields.

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A multinational technology company made in Greece

Greek mobile marketing pioneer Upstream has evolved into a world-leading technology company that provides services across a range of areas. EU funding is supporting its latest research and development activities.

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Data protection platform receives EU support

In May 2018, EU data protection rules were amended. Swedish company Secure Appbox had understood early on that new tools would be required to ensure compliance and has developed them with EU financial support.

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Energy-efficient Emmendingen

To help counteract climate change, the EU is backing the German town of Emmendingen’s ‘Emmendingen Energy House’ campaign. The campaign supports residents wanting to cut energy use by renovating their homes, including through technical consultancy and a network of building modernisation professionals.

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