MARCH 26, 2021

PROJECT CONVINCED AND FUNDED IN THE FRAMEWORK OF A ZIM COOPERATION BY BMWI: The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is funding a joint project of the Institute of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC) of Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Prof. Dr. Michael Gottschaldt, the Clinic for Nuclear Medicine and its chief physician Prof. Dr. med. Martin Freesmeyer, and SmartDyeLivery GmbH. The project aims to develop a novel, nanostructured theranostic for applications in oncology.

MARCH 19, 2021

»OPERATION AIR CASTLE« AIR CLEANERS FOR JENA SCHOOLS AND KINDERGARTENS: As part of the Nanotechnology Foundation's »Operation Air Castle« initiative, SmartDyeLivery GmbH has also provided one of 17 air cleaners for schools and kindergartens in Jena, along with other Jena-based companies, private individuals and initiatives. The devices are intended to stop or reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 viruses and thus enable safer teaching or care. The detailed press release can be found here.

Image (f.l.): Dr. Marc Lehmann (CEO SmartDyeLivery GmbH), Dennis Sippach (Geschäftsführer IVOC-X GmbH), Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert (Stiftung Nanotechnologie)

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January 29, 2021

POLYTARGET PRESENT THEIR NEW IMAGE FILM: Within the framework of the Collaborative Research Center »PolyTarget« of the Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft, the co-founders of SmartDyeLivery GmbH (Prof. Dr Ulrich S. Schubert, Prof. Dr med. Michael Bauer and Dr Anja Träger) are developing innovative pharmaceutical polymers and nanoparticles for use in nanomedicine. The image film shows the research work in which the SmartDyeLivery GmbH is a strategic partner.

December 07, 2020

JOINT PUBLICATION WITH RESEARCHERS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF JENA AWARDED: The high-ranking publication in the scientific journal Nanoscale, published jointly with scientists from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC) on October 8, 2020, has been added to the Topic Collection 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection.

DEcember 04, 2020

SMARTDYELIVERY GMBH PRESENTS ITSELF AT INNOCON: This year's InnoCON took place on November 24th as a digital event under the motto »On the way to innovative value-added networks«. SmartDyeLivery presented itself together with numerous Thuringian stakeholders and networks at the big InnoPITCH.

OCTOBER 14, 2020

SUCCESSFUL MULTI-MILLION FINANCING ROUND: SmartDyeLivery is pleased to announce the successful completion of its most recent financing round. In addition to bm-t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh (bm|t), which increased its lead investment, the Stiftung für Technologie, Innovation und Forschung Thüringen (STIFT), a group of business angels was also convinced. The investment will be used to finance important development steps for the specific therapy of septic liver failure - up to the first application in humans. Read the complete press release here.

OCTOBER 08, 2020

JOINT PUBLICATION WITH RESEARCHERS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF JENA: The close cooperation with scientists from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC), work continued on the jointly developed method for the quantitative investigation of physicochemical properties of nanoparticles, including in human blood serum. The experimentally developed methods will in future allow comprehensive quality assurance in nanomedical applications. The results were published in a joint high-ranking publication in the scientific journal Nanoscale.

Septermber 29, 2020

JOINT PUBLICATION WITH BETEILIGUNGSMANAGEMENT THÜRINGEN GMBH (bm|t): The article »Gezielter Wirkstofftransport – eine Herausforderung« by SmartDyeLivery GmbH and bm-t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen GmbH was published in the e-magazine Plattform Life Sciences - 3/2020 »Biotechnology«. The approach of »packaging« active pharmaceutical ingredients in nanotransporters is expected to play an increasing role in personalized medicine in the future. Read the complete article here.

June 16, 2020

INVESTOR DAYS THURINGIA - DIGITAL EDITION FROM 16-17 JUNE: This year everything is different and so Thuringia Investor Days will be presented in a new digital format. Under the theme "Playing Changes", innovative start-ups and growth companies can present themselves to potential investors and business angels from home in live pitches and with a virtual exhibition booth. SmartDyeLivery will also be part of the event again and is looking forward to two exciting virtual days!

MAY 19, 2020

JOINT PUBLICATION WITH RESEARCHERS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF JENA: The close cooperation with scientists from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC) has now resulted in a shared high-ranking publication in the journal Analytical Chemistry. In this paper, young scientist Gizem Cinar and colleagues present a new method for the quantitative investigation of physicochemical properties of nanoparticles, among other things, in human blood serum. The experimentally developed methods can be used for future comprehensive quality assurance in nanomedical applications.

MAY 06, 2020

THE THURINGIAN PHARMA COMMUNITY IS ONLINE! With its joint Internet presence, the Thuringian Pharma Community is now showing the unique close cooperation between science, industry and medicine to the outside world.

Founded in 2016, the initiative has set itself the goal of giving Thuringia a lasting and unmistakable visibility as a pharmaceutical location. The community now comprises 20 partners, including companies of all sizes, research institutes, hospitals and state institutions. SmartDyeLivery has also joined the community in 2019 and has already been able to win valuable cooperation.

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April 27, 2020

POLYMER CHEMISTRY - RESEARCH AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL: SmartDyeLivery co-founder Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert ranks highly in the list of the world's most influential scientists of all time. The list includes both living and deceased authors who have an h-index of >100 and are therefore considered highly cited researchers. The h-Index (Hirsch-Index) is named after the physicist Jorge E. Hirsch, and is an indicator of the worldwide reputation of a scientist in professional circles.

February 12, 2020

BIOTECH FINANCE SUMMIT 2020: On February 11, BIO Deutschland, the trade association of the biotechnology industry, invited to this year's CFO Summit in Berlin. The participants were able to gather information and exchange views on all aspects of finance. Dr. Marc Lehmann, CEO of SmartDyeLivery, was also attending and confirmed an exciting program with many opportunities for discussion and networking.

November 18, 2019

SMARTDYELIVERY AT THE LONG NIGHT OF THE SCIENCES: On Friday, November 22, the Long Night of the Sciences takes place from 6 to 12 pm in Jena. We are prepared: If you want to learn more about "smart" nanocarriers, visit us at the Center for Applied Research, Philosophenweg 7. At our booth you can formulate "smart particles" yourself and playfully bring particles into the liver!

October 31, 2019

PRIZE FOR YOUNG SCIENTIST: Congratulations to our co-founder, Dr. Anja Träger, for receiving a Young Scientist Award from the Macromolecular Chemistry Section of the German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V.). (GDCh)! Dr. Träger leads a working group at the Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM) of the University of Jena and has supported SmartDyeLivery since the beginning with her expertise in the field of complex polymer nanostructures.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

SMARTDYELIVERY AT THE CONGRESS OF THE GERMAN SEPSIS-SOCIETY: Sepsis experts from all over the world discussed current developments in intensive care medicine at the Sepsis Update, which took place last week in Weimar. Our co-founder Prof. Michael Bauer, Director of the Clinic for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care at the University Hospital of Jena and spokesman for the Center for Sepsis Control & Care (CSCC), reported on the current therapy and future medical requirements for septic liver failure. The SmartDyeLivery team heard the latest findings from sepsis research.

Sepsis Update 2019

SEPTEMBER 03, 2019

MEET US AT SEPSIS UPDATE CONGRESS IN WEIMAR: At the 9th International Congress "Sepsis & Multiorgan Failure" in Weimar from September 11th to 13th, SmartDyeLivery will again present itself together with the InfectoGnostics research campus. Come and see us! We are looking forward to stimulating discussions and an intensive exchange.

Read more about the congress here

JuLY 15, 2019

INNOVATIVE POLYMERS FOR THE NANOMEDICINE OF THE 21st CENTURY: The Collaborative Research Center PolyTarget of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena is organizing a three-day symposium on this topic in-house. In front of an international audience, top-class experts will speak about current and future developments in the medicinal application of nanomaterials. SmartDyeLivery supports the event and looks forward to an excellent scientific exchange.

JunE 27, 2019

INDUSTRY CONTACT FORUM AM LEIBNIZ-HKI: For the second time, the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute (Leibniz-HKI) organized an Industry Contact Forum for the exchange of doctoral students and industrial partners. SmartDyeLivery introduced itself with a company presentation and answered questions about career opportunities and everyday working life.

JunE 19, 2019

INVESTOR DAYS THÜRINGEN 2019: Again, SmartDyeLivery took part in the two-day event in Erfurt. The Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia (Stiftung für Technologie, Innovation und Forschung Thüringen - STIFT) and the beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh (bm|t) put together an exciting event at which the participants also had ample opportunity for exchange.

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JunE 06, 2019



The SmartDyeLivery team took part in the RUN in Erfurt again this year. With temperatures above 30°C we sweated yesterday evening together with 9300 other runners on the almost 5 km long track. It was again a top organized event!



MaY 22, 2019

SMARTDYELIVERY AT THURINGIAN PHARMA COMMUNITY'S SPRING YEAR MEETING: Gera-based HAPILA GmbH hosted representatives of Thuringian pharmaceutical companies, academic research institutions and clinical study centres at the beginning of May. The Thuringian Pharma Community, which was founded in 2016 and has grown considerably since then, offers the Thuringian pharmaceutical industry a common platform. The aim is to bring together the entire value creation chain - from drug development to clinical trials and marketing - in Thuringia and make better use of existing potential. In the future, a joint public presence, including a website, will further strengthen the exchange.

Read the full press release here

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April 12, 2019

FORSCHUNGSCAMPUS-EXPERTEN ZU BESUCH BEI SMARTDYELIVERY: Im Rahmen einer Führung über den InfectoGnostics Forschungcampus öffnete auch SmartDyeLivery gestern ihre Türen. InfectoGnostics ist einer von neun Forschungscampi, die als öffentlich-private Partnerschaften vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) gefördert werden. Ca. 40 Vertretern aller Forschungscampi plus Vertreter des BMBF und des Projektträgers Jülich waren für einen zweitägigen Workshop zum Thema „Digitalisierung“ zum Gastgeber nach Jena gereist. Als offizieller Partner stellte auch SmartDyeLivery den interessierten Zuhörern ihre Arbeit vor.

RESEARCH CAMPUS EXPERTS VISITED SMARTDYELIVERY: SmartDyeLivery opened its doors yesterday as part of a guided tour of the InfectoGnostics research campus. InfectoGnostics is one of nine research campuses funded as public-private partnerships by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Approximately 40 representatives of all research camps plus representatives of the BMBF and the project executing agency Jülich travelled to Jena for a two-day workshop on the topic of "digitization". As an official partner, SmartDyeLivery also presented its work to the interested audience.

JanuarY 17, 2019

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE ON NEW TASKS? We continue to grow and are looking for motivated employees to strengthen our team. We are looking forward to your application! Click here for the job advertisements

JanuarY 04, 2019

THURINGIA SUPPORTS NEW RESEARCH PROJECT: The Thüringer Aufbaubank is also supporting our latest project in the field of developing nanotherapeutics for biomedical use. We are grateful about the financial support and are starting with a great research spirit into new year!

DeCember 06, 2018

Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert is UNIVERSITY TEACHER OF THE YEAR: "This award honours not only the academic achievements and teaching, but also the social commitment of our co-founder to the International Young Orchestra Academy. The award ceremony will take place on April 8, 2019 during the "Gala of German Science" in Berlin.

Click here for the press release of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena

OCTOBER 19, 2018

TREES INSTEAD OF FLOWERS on the 25th anniversary of our co-investor: The Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia (Stiftung für Technologie, Innovation und Forschung Thüringen - STIFT) is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a very special campaign. In the Schwansee forest, employees and guests planted 100 trees together. We were also actively involved - and wish them continued success!

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OCTOBER 10, 2018

OUR MOST RECENT FINANCING ROUND HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED: We are pleased to welcome a new business angel from Munich among the investors, who was convinced of our innovative therapy concept. In addition, bm-t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh is expanding its existing investment. Read the complete press release here

Click here to read the article in the Thüringer Allgemeine Newspaper

OCTOBER 04, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS! We congratulate our co-founder Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert on receiving the Federal Cross of Merit! This prestigious award honours his commitment to the International Young Orchestra Academy, which he founded some 24 years ago. Find out more

SEPTEMBER 24, 2018Tag der Chemie 2018

CHEMISTRY DAY 2018: SmartDyeLivery took part in presenting itself to numerous interested visitors on Saturday at the Chemistry Open Day. Organized by the Collaborative Research Center PolyTarget of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Center for Applied Research (ZAF) offered laboratory tours, lectures and all kinds of hands-on experiments for young and old. Every year the German Chemical Industry Association (Verband der Chemischen Industrie e. V.) invites visitors to this nationwide event to gain a deeper insight into the diverse chemical and pharmaceutical industry on the part of industry and science.

August 15, 2018

SMARTDYELIVERY IN THE HEUTE NEWS JOURNAL: As part of the citizens' dialogue with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, which took place yesterday in Jena, SmartDyeLivery was interviewed in advance on the topic of "Europe". Managing Director Dr. Marc Lehmann emphasized that European subsidies are important to develop innovative research results of the university into a marketable product. Especially as a young start-up company, we are grateful for the support from Europe. You can see the complete article in yesterday's heute journal here

August 07, 2018

WE SEARCH FOR NEW TEAM MEMBERS: You are an engineer or a technical employee and would like to take on new, interesting tasks? Then apply now!

August 07, 2018

NEW COOPERATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY CLINICUM JENA: Within the framework of the "Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM)", the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) supports a cooperation project between SmartDyeLivery GmbH and the Institute for Medical Microbiology.


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INVESTOR DAYS THÜRINGEN 2018: SmartDyeLivery presented itself in the category "Rising Star" - to potential partners and investors at the two-day event in Erfurt.

Whether at our booth in the innovation arena, at the company presentation or during the evening get-together - the platform provided ample opportunity for inspiring exchange and sustainable networking.


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 NOW SUPPORT FOR PRIVATE INVESTORS: SmartDyeLivery has been recognized as eligible by the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control for the "INVEST - Grant for Venture Capital" funding program of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy! Future investors thus receive 20% of their investment sum tax-free reimbursed by the state. Please contact us for further information




JunE 07, 2018


SDL RUNS 100%!

Under the motto "Small but powerful", our entire staff completed the 10th Thuringian company run. Highly motivated and with the best weather, we started yesterday evening in front of the impressive cathedral scenery of Erfurt together with about 9000 other runners. For the third year in a row, the SDL team successfully crossed the finish line after the almost 5 km!




JunE 05, 2018

SmartDyeLivery is now also a member of medways e.V. - the industry association for medical technology/biotechnology. As a competent partner for research projects and the approval of medical devices, we look forward to a fruitful cooperation with medways. Read more in the press release

MAY 09, 2018

As reinforcement for our team we are looking for a manager in the field of research and development!

You have a doctorate in natural sciences and have already gained professional experience in product development in an industrial environment and are familiar with regulatory processes? If you would like to take on these and many other interesting tasks, then we look forward to receiving your application!

MaY 03, 2018

We are pleased that with the Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia (Stiftung für Technologie, Innovation und Forschung Thüringen - STIFT) we have won a new investor for our innovative therapeutic concept. In addition to the Sparkasse Jena-Saale-Holzland, which is expanding its existing investment, and beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh (bm|t), STIFT will now also provide us with financial support. Read the press release here

April 23, 2018

Two of the founders of SmartDyeLivery, Prof. Dr. Michael Bauer and Dr. Anja Träger, have been nominated for the Thuringian Research Prize: A team of scientists from the University of Jena is focusing on nanomedicine to combat sepsis. Click here for the article in the Thüringer Allgemeine: Forscher bauen Minitransporter, damit Medizin gezielter wirken kann

March 19, 2018

SmartDyeLivery GmbH is looking for reinforcement for its team. If you have already gained experience in the areas of communication, marketing and organization, have technical and scientific understanding and would like to take on new tasks, you are welcome to apply.

NOVEMBER 24, 2017langenacht

On November 24, SmartDyeLivery presents itself together with InfectoGnostics, Alere and Oncgnostics, the Leibniz-IPHT and the university working groups around Prof. Schubert, Prof. Balducci and Prof. Adelhelm at the "Long Night of the Sciences" in the foyer of the Center for Applied Research (ZAF) at Philosophenweg 7.

From 6 pm on, there will be colourful experiments to do yourself at the SmartDyeLivery booth. Big and small can try their hand at particle production!

The coffee mobile of the coffee roasting company from Markt 11 is also on site.





OCtober 25, 2017

Founder and Innovation Day of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena - SmartDyeLivery will be there. The Thuringian Minister of Economics Wolfgang Tiefensee and FSU President Prof. Dr. Walter Rosenthal will open the event, where, in addition to a panel discussion and the awarding of the science prize for application-oriented theses by the university, innovative projects and start-up plans will be presented in an exhibition and a 90-second pitch.

OCtober 17-18, 2017

The SmartDyeLivery will be presented at this year's bionection, the Partnering Conference in the Life Science Business, on October 17th and 18th at the Jena Volksbad. In addition to other technology-oriented companies, institutions, investors and associations, the SmartDyeLivery and its developments will present itself with a lecture as part of an interesting conference program.

September 25-27, 2017

Networking, cooperation and scientific and technical update. A small team from SmartDyeLivery will participate in the "International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology - ICONAN 2017", from 25th to 27th September in Barcelona. At the annual conference with a focused program on targeted drug delivery, nanotransporters, nanomedicine, diagnosis and therapy, recognized international experts will present the latest results and trends on our focus of development.

September 6-8, 2017sdl news

The SmartDyeLivery team will participate in the 8th International Congress of the German Sepsis Society "Sepsis & multiorgan dysfunction" in Weimar from September 6th to 8th. Co-founder of SmartDyeLivery and Director of the Clinic for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care at the University Hospital of Jena as well as speaker of the CSCC, Professor Michael Bauer, will report on the latest scientific findings on "organ-organ interactions", the central field of competence of SmartDyeLivery.

August 20-24, 2017

SmartDyeLivery is represented by its founder Professor Ulrich S. Schubert and as co-sponsor at the symposium "Metal-containing and Metallo-supramolecular Polymers and Materials: Part VI" at the 254th meeting of the American Chemical Society from August 20 to 24 in Washington, DC.

JunE 13, 2017

SmartDyeLivery is taking part in the Investor Days Thuringia 2017 and will present itself at the event tomorrow under the motto - Scaling up: Enter the next level!

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The entire SmartDyeLivery GmbH team will take part in the Thuringian company run in Erfurt and complete the route through Erfurt's old town together.

JunE 01, 2017

Thüringer Aufbaubank supports joint projects with SmartDyeLivery GmbH as project partner. Together with the University Hospital Jena and industrial partners from Jena, a nanoparticular transport system for photoactivatable substances in biofilms is to be developed.

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