Life Science
made in Göttingen

With the Life Science Factory initiated by Sartorius, we aim to promote scientific progress in the life sciences and strengthen research and development of innovative technologies with a clear focus on applications. This is why we provide open-space offices, a prototyping dry lab and a wide offer of events revolving around life science entrepreneurship for scientists and research teams who aim to take their initial steps outside of academic institutions.

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Vision

Establish Göttingen as the “location of choice” for life science startups.

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Purpose

Spark homegrown entrepreneurial spirit amongst researchers, identify future technologies and support life science startups.

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Facilities

Designed to provide a results-driven infrastructure conducive to research, collaborative work and prototype building, all embedded in a closely interlinked program of events

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Timing

By 2022, approx. 3,200 m² of newly built facilities will offer state-of-the-art laboratory, multi-purpose office & event shared spaces.

Our world will be changed forever by companies that were started in a garage.

So think of all you can start accomplishing when you have a whole 600 m² available!

Event Space

Rooms with an inspiring and innovative atmosphere for events in the inner city of Göttingen: This event and workshop location offers open spaces, flexible areas and quiet zones for retreat that can be fully rearranged to meet your specific requirements.

Event Spaces

Coworking

Flexible coworking in the heart of Göttingen for your project or startup: Fully equipped coworking spaces conveniently located in the center of the city will let you get started right away thanks to all the furnishings and amenities provided. Everything can be adapted to your specific needs from “mini membership” all the way to a full-fledged work area reserved for you personally.

Coworking Spaces

Dry Lab

The dry lab is our prototyping workshop equipped with a laser cutter, different 3D printing technologies and high-quality multi-tools. Our basic workshops will teach you the fundamentals you need to know about our equipment, and our membership options offer the perfect arrangements to accommodate the widest variety of projects.

Prototyping Dry Lab

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3
Dec

life science entrepreneurs talk with nanotemper

December 03, 2020 / 3:00 pm — 4:00 pm

Online keynote lecture with Dr. Philipp Baaske followed by Q&A

In our event series "Life Science Entrepreneurs Talk", start-ups from the life sciences present themselves at regular intervals to talk about their product or process. Interested people and founders get an insight into the development of the start-up and receive helpful tips and tricks in the Life Science Entrepreneurs environment. We are happy to gain insights into the development of NanoTemper on December 3rd and invite all interested participants to register for the event!

The journey for NanoTemper began in the late 2000s, when Philipp and Stefan were working as PhD students at Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich. They were working in the Department of Physics and Center for NanoScience. Stefan originally came from a biochemistry background, while Philipp had been working in the world of physics for some time. Even within their lab, their paths didn’t collide until they worked together on a project that aimed to do super-fast measurements on dsDNA unfolding. This project required a fluorophore on the DNA and a laser that heated their samples up to 110°C very rapidly. (Anyone familiar with NanoTemper technology might see where this is going…)

Philipp and Stefan were successful with their research project, but this success prompted them to think further—how could they apply this cool technology to bench research? They found their technology was good for rapidly analyzing nucleic acid unfolding. However, though their process saved time, researchers working with nucleic acids often had to wait for time-consuming PCR protocols to amplify their product, and shaving a few minutes off the end of their process wasn’t of much practical use. Saving time on the unfolding characterization simply was not all that helpful, even if using a fluorophore to do it was novel and interesting.

Fortunately, Philipp and Stefan applied the principles of heat changes and fluorophores to a new realm: protein biophysics. With Stefan’s biochemical background and Philipp’s physics and engineering understanding, plus a little help from Charles Soret’s 1879 theory of thermodiffusion, they found a way to measure the strength of interactions in solution.

There was an obvious and immediate need for this technology. Researchers in the world of protein biophysics had long been using SPR, ITC, and fluorescence polarization to measure interactions between biological molecules, but there were drawbacks to these methods—sample consumption, immobilization, buffer limitations, etc. Philipp and Stefan’s new technology was not limited in this way, and they had developed a system that was incredibly precise at raising temperatures of small sample volumes only a few degrees.

Anyone who would like to know how the story continues and what tips the founder Phillip Baaske has in store for start-ups is cordially invited to find out in our Leading Life Science Entrepreneurs Talk. Of course, there will be the opportunity to ask individual questions to our speaker.

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