18. July 2023

Microbiology big time Start-up team launched Up-Scale in university's co-working labs

Dr. Marcel Hövels and André Neff founded a company at the University of Bonn for the development of a sustainable sugar alternative.

Microbiology big time
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The start-up project around Dr. Marcel Hövels and André Neff begins its work in the new co-working labs at the University of Bonn. As part of their prototyping project, the team plans to produce and validate a sweet-tasting dietary fiber that could be used as a sustainable sugar alternative. In the process, the scientists are moving far away from laboratory scale and using a 109-L stainless steel stirred tank to purify their exciting sweetener.

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