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Novel and improved nanomaterials, chemistries and apparatus for nanobiotechnology (NACBO) - Publishable Executive Summary

Project ID: 500804
Funded under: FP6-NMP


NACBO is an EU FP6 integrated project funded from the NMP (nanotechnology) thematic priority and concerns the innovation and development of novel nanomaterials, materials chemistries, synthetic organic chemistries and associated integrated hardware systems for their application in nanobiotechnology. It is one of a number of new projects to be funded in Europe for the establishment and maintenance of 'centres of excellence' in research and development related to specific areas of nanotechnology. The project started on 1st December 2004.
It combines key European industries, service providers and academic researchers from the fields of nanoparticle manufacture, characterisation and application, modification chemistries, synthetic nucleic acid chemistries, molecular diagnostics methods development, diagnostic kit manufacture and integrated hardware systems and will deliver platform technologies, composed of component parts drawn from each area indicated below.
The project brings together 3 leading and innovative European industries; Philips, Savyon and Proligo and a leading world chemical industry, the Sigma Aldrich Corporation, six leading European and world universities/research institutes: Kent, Urbino, East China University of Science and Technology, the Hebrew University at Jerusalem, Shemyakin Ovchinikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Bar Ilan University and 3 major European governmental agencies responsible for public safety, and health and food quality and animal welfare; the Health Protection Agency, Criminalpol and an Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale. Seven different nation states are involved in the project representing Northern Europe (UK, Netherlands and Germany), Southern Europe (Italy), an EU associated state, Israel, China and Russia. The total project funding is 12 million Euro of which 8 million are provided by the EU, 0.5 million by the Chinese Government and 3.5 million by EU industry. The project's duration is 4/5 years.

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