New allergy test promises safer antibiotic use
Allergies to antibiotics are the commonest form of medication allergies and, in the worst cases, can result in anaphylaxis and death. SINTEF is participating in the development of a new allergy test that will make it easier to provide patients with safe and correct treatments.
Green light for plant-based food packaging
Bioplastic packaging that extends the shelf life of food and tells us when it is no longer fit to eat will result in less waste.
Guardrails with inbuilt noise-barriers are on the way
A combined solution offers better protection against traffic noise – and can also benefit two-wheeled road-users.
Combating multi-resistant bacteria with nanotechnology
This week, research scientists from eight countries are meeting in Trondheim to discuss the next steps in the campaign against antibiotic resistance. Researchers are currently developing novel drugs against multi-resistant bacteria in order to make more effective treatments available to tuberculosis and staphylococcus aureus patients.
Solar cells in the roof and nanotechnology in the walls
It isn't cars and vehicle traffic that produce the greatest volumes of climate gas emissions – it's our own homes. But new research will soon be putting an end to all that!
Creating the perfect collision
To you and me, this might look like a disaster. But Norwegian ski star Petter Northug’s car crash was actually pretty ideal. The materials in the car and guard rail acted just the way they were designed to in order to save the lives of passengers in the car.
3D help for needy and creative entrepreneurs
If you want to manufacture single prototypes or small-scale production series, 3D-printed moulds may be the way to go.
Green light for the world’s first intelligent oil pipelines
Electronics installed in Norwegian oil pipelines have been tested both at sea and in transport vessel reeling simulations. All that now remains is to install them offshore.