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Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT

Quicker resistance analysis for patients with blood poisoning

When treating cases of blood poisoning, doctors resort immediately to broad-spectrum antibiotics. The problem is that in many cases the bacteria are resistant to the medicine. Analyzing antibiotic resistance is a time-consuming process, and for many patients the results come too late. Now a new technique that supplies results in just nine hours is to be presented at the Biotechnica trade show in Hanover from October 6-8 (Hall 9, booth C34). 

New Institute Director: Prof. Stefan Decker joins Prof. Matthias Jarke at the helm of Fraunhofer FIT

Effective September 1, 2015, Prof. Stefan Decker was appointed Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, joining Prof. Matthias Jarke in this position. At the same time, Prof. Decker was appointed Full Professor of Information Systems and Databases at RWTH Aachen University.

Single Molecule Detection Machine for Nucleic Acid Analytics

At BIOTECHNICA, October 6 – 8, 2015, Fraunhofer FIT will present a Single Molecule Detection Machine for the analysis of ultra-small amounts of nucleic acid. The system can be used to identify biomarkers that are early indicators of a disease or allow forecasting the response to a therapy. Fraunhofer FIT will also demonstrate their ZETA imaging software that is used in drug research.

VENIS Improves Business Collaboration

VENIS (Virtual Enterprises by Networked Interoperability Services), a research project co-funded by the European Union has developed a solution that reduces the technological interoperability gap between micro, small, medium and large enterprises. In a global, demanding and fast changing market, collaboration among enterprises is increasing and is becoming a strength. VENIS supports enterprises in creating flexible and secure business collaboration. 

Nerve Tracts for the Smart City

The Smart City is one of today's major hypes. Everything is to become more progressive, more efficient, cleaner. A lot of projects are working towards this goal. What is lacking, however, is a comprehensive platform that lets a broad range of municipal applications work together. In the European ALMANAC project, Fraunhofer FIT is working with international partners to develop a prototype of such a platform. A key component of this platform is a service-oriented middleware that enables heterogeneous resources, devices and services to cooperate at the semantic level. 

Fraunhofer Certified Usability Engineer: Courses in English Will Start in June

Reacting to strong demand from abroad, Fraunhofer FIT will soon offer an English-language version of their professional training program that leads to a Certified Usability Engineer qualification. The one-week basic course focuses on the DAkkS methodology and imparts thorough knowledge of the international usability standards. Fraunhofer FIT's usability training activity is a service process certified by TÜV Rheinland. 

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