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Biotechnology 1997 progress report

The European Commission, DG XII, has published a progress report on the Biotechnology programme for 1997. The report features the 60 projects funded with a total EC contribution of ECU 73 million, following the first call for proposals under the programme launched in January 1...
The European Commission, DG XII, has published a progress report on the Biotechnology programme for 1997. The report features the 60 projects funded with a total EC contribution of ECU 73 million, following the first call for proposals under the programme launched in January 1995 (OJ No C 12 of 17.1.1995, p. 18).

The report provides short abstracts based on the first annual reports submitted by the projects' coordinators. These include a number of demonstration projects, whose aim is to evaluate the performance of new technology under realistic operating conditions. The report also covers a number of preparatory awards, which provide SMEs with an opportunity to establish the feasibility of a project, prior to embarking on the preparation of a full RTD project proposal. The areas covered in this report include:

- Cell factories;
- Genome analysis;
- Animal and plant technology;
- Immunology and transdisease vaccinology;
- Infrastructures;
- Preparatory awards;
- Horizontal activities.

Source: European Commission, DG XII

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