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BIOTECH 2: Results of calls

The first call for proposals for the Community's specific RTD programme in the field of biotechnology, (1994-1998) was published in January 1995 (OJ No C 12 of 17.1.1995, p. 18). Of the 294 proposals received in response to this call, 60 have now been finally selected for fund...
The first call for proposals for the Community's specific RTD programme in the field of biotechnology, (1994-1998) was published in January 1995 (OJ No C 12 of 17.1.1995, p. 18). Of the 294 proposals received in response to this call, 60 have now been finally selected for funding. These include 54 projects and 6 preparatory awards.

The 60 projects, which will receive a total of ECU 73 million, involve 528 laboratories including 77 from industry - a substantial increase on the previous Commission programme in this area. The distribution of projects by area covered by the call is as follows:

- Area 1. Cell factories: 20 projects;
- Area 2.2. Genome analysis (function search): 6 projects;
- Area 2.3. Genome analysis (comparative analysis): 3 projects;
- Area 3.2.1. Animal mapping and selection and 3.2.3. Somatic gene therapy: 7 projects;
- Area 5.1. Immunology and immunotechnology: 6 projects;
- Area 8. Infrastructures: 9 projects;
- Horizontal measures: 3 projects.

In addition, four preparatory awards were granted under Area 6 - Structural biology, one under Area 5 - Immunology and trans-disease vaccinology, and one under Area 3.2 - Animal physiopathology.

The second call for proposals for the BIOTECH 2 programme, published in September 1995 (OJ No C 240 of 15.9.1995, p. 9), has, meanwhile, received a record number of proposals (786). Evaluation is currently underway and preliminary results are expected shortly.

A third call for proposals is due to be published in June 1996.

Source: European Commission, DG XII
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