Biogents attended the JITMM 2017 in Bangkok
Dengue and tropical diseases transmitted by mosquitoes are quite widespread in Asia. The Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting 2017, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, was therefore met with a large interest in the reagion. Since vector surveillance and control was one focus, Biogents attendend the conference, both giving oral presentations, and with a stand with Biogents’ local distribution partner.
The Biogents stand at the JITMM 2017 prominently featured the BG-Counter.
The BG-Counter and the progress of the REMOSIS project were presented in a talk given by Jennifer MacCaw from Biogents, entiteled “Making Automatic Mosquito Monitoring Smarter: Counting and Identifying Mosquito Species Using the New BG-Counter.” The interest for the device and its potential was met with great interest on the fair that accoumpanbied the conference.
The 5th International EcoSummit 2016 in Montpellier, France, had the topic “Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change” and welcomed some 1.500 guests from about 75 countries. Topics centered on the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and all habitats that are integrated within those ecosystems, including river networks, wetlands and coastlines. The focus was placed on fragile ecosystems that are more likely to suffer the consequences of climate change and anthropogenic pressure. Some of the key topics were biological invasions and ecological modeling, where REMOSIS aims to add valuable new technologies for a better and more efficient data acquisition. Ilyas Potamitis of the TEIC also represented the REMOSIS project and presented a communication entitled “Insect surveillance at a global scale and the Internet of Things”.
Here is an update on recent publications on the BG-Counter in the German media, together with links.
Süddeutsche Zeitung (28.6.2016): Die Mückenmaschine. (The mosquito machine.) Online: http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wissen/insekten-die-mueckenmaschine-1.3054999 (The Süddeutsche Zeitung is a national newpaper headquartered in Munich)
Mittelbayerische Zeitung (5.7.2016): Mücken: Die Attacke kommt ab halb zehn. (Mosquitoes: the attack comes at half past nine.) Online: http://www.mittelbayerische.de/region/regensburg/stadtteile/innenstadt/muecken-die-attacke-kommt-ab-halb-zehn-21345-art1400324.html (The Mittelbayerische Zeitung is a regional newspaper headquartered in Regensburg.)
Bayerischer Rundfunk / Television – Abendschau Süd (19.7.2016) Kampf gegen Plagegeister – Mücken zählen für die Forschung. (Fight the pest – counting mosquitoes for science.) Online: http://www.br.de/mediathek/video/sendungen/abendschau/muecken-zaehlen-forschung-100.html (The Bayerischer Rundfunk is the Bavarian public-servive radio and television broadcaster with headquarters in Munich.)
Bayerischer Rundfunk / Radio (7.7.2016): Mückenzähler aus Regensburg gehen in Produktion. (Mosquito counter from Regensburg is about to enter production phase.) Online: http://www.br.de/nachrichten/oberpfalz/inhalt/mueckenzaehl-maschine-regensburg-100.html (The Bayerischer Rundfunk is the Bavarian public-servive radio and television broadcaster with headquarters in Munich.)
BIZBARCELONA is a major platform in support of entrepreneurs and innovative SMEs in searching business opportunities, advice, finance, inspiration and support. It is the benchmark event for galvanising the business sector and entrepreneurial activity in the city and in Catalonia.
This year, the event took plave on June 1st and 2nd and was noted for a more professional visitor profile, as over half the attendees are entrepreneurs or self-employed professionals. The remaining percentage was made up of entrepreneurial people with business ideas or recent start-ups, including a growing number of people interested in social economy initiatives.
Irideon participated in the internationalization and e-solutions panels. Irideon also attended the networking event in face-to-face activities to strengthen interaction, generate sales contacts and take advantage of synergies.
Regensburg (Germany) February 2016. Between 16 and 18 February, 2016, Biogents was happy to welcome Ilyas Potamitis (Technological Educational Institute of Crete) and Pancraç Villalonga, Christoph Lude and João Encarnação (Irideon) for the kick-off meeting of the REMOSIS project in Regensburg.
After introducing and discussing the management procedures and tasks necessary for the organisation of this project, the partners brought each other up to date on their latest relevant developments. The expertise of the REMOSIS partner again proved to be highly complementary, with a high potential to jointly develop an exiting technology for the next step in mosquito surveillance. Further in the kick-off meeting, the partners defined product goals and properties, identified which research areas will need special attention and devised a road map for the coming months.