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10/23/2007

Nanion's Technology Nominated for Presidential Innovation Award



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The planar patch clamp technology used in a family of automated electrophysiology products developed and marketed by Nanion Technologies GmbH in Munich, Germany, is among four technological and scientific innovations that have been nominated for this year's Deutscher Zukunftspreis (German Future Award).

The nomination of the project "Small Holes - Big Effects: Cell Physiology in a Chip Format" represented by Nanion's CEO, Niels Fertig as well as CSO Andrea Brüggemann and Chairman of the Board Jan C. Behrends (University of Freiburg) was today announced in a press conference by Dr. Gert Haller, Secretary of State in the Office of the Federal President in Berlin. With the Deutscher Zukunftspreis, awarded once a year, the German Federal President honours outstanding achievements in Science and Technology.

In their nominations for Germany's most prestigious research award along with the Leibniz Prize, the Jury also appraises the commercial and employment-creation potential of scientific innovations. The prize will be bestowed on one of the four nominated teams by Federal President Horst Köhler on December 6.

Source: Nanion Technologies GmbH



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