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European Bank for induced pluripotent Stem Cells

Objective

EBiSC is designed to address the increasing demand by iPSC researchers for quality-controlled, disease-relevant research grade iPSC lines, data and cell services. Its goal is to demonstrate an operational banking and distribution service of iPSC lines after 3 years and to establish subsequently for Europe a centralised, not-for-profit bank providing all qualified users with access to scalable, cost-efficient and customised products. The EBiSC Consortium including EFPIA partners boasts the leadership, scientific expertise, facilities, networks and experience to achieve these goals and, being representative of all stakeholders from tissue donors to clinical and academic iPSC researchers and industrial users, to respond appropriately to advances in science and society. Led by Pfizer Ltd and managed by Roslin Cells, the Consortium comprises 8 active participant iPSC Centres with clinical and patient networks, a global leader in industrial iPSC supply, international experts in iPSC science, biobanking, bioengineering and regenerative medicine, and scholars in law and ethics. The main facility will be at the Babraham Research Campus (Cambridge, UK) and will undertake cell expansion, QC and characterisation. The European Cell Culture Collection (ECACC) of Public Health England (Department of Health, UK) will coordinate cell line distribution. The Fraunhofer IBMT (Saarbrücken, Germany) will provide comprehensive operational back up. EBiSC’s capacity will be 10,000 cell lines; it will eventually process over 1,000 lines in annual sales. In a phased business strategy EBiSC will hot-start distribution of lines contributed by iPSC Centres in 2014, lines collected based on specified user demand, will reach full scale operations in 2016, and with extended funding will become self-sustaining as a not for profit banking operation by 2019. EBiSC will spearhead Europe in the international standardisation of iPSC banking by forging collaborative links with similar endeavours in the USA and Asia. Through market research, stakeholder engagement, incentives and training, EBiSC will promote wider participation and use, maximise the value of the research resource, and secure its longevity. EBiSC will promote iPSC technology and global iPSC banking, strengthen the competitiveness of European R&D, and enhance the health and wealth of nations.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/cells technologies/stem cells
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/ethics
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/law
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

IMI-JU-08-2012
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CP-IMI - Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project (IMI)

Coordinator

JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICA NV
Address
Turnhoutseweg 30
2340 Beerse
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Principal investigator
Andreas Ebneth (Dr.)
Administrative Contact
koen Meeussen (Mr.)

Participants (28)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 398 864
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms)
Roslin Cells Ltd.

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 4 149 944
Address
C/o Roslin Foundation, Wallace Building, Roslin Biocentre
EH25 9PP Roslin, Midlothian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paul Williams (Mr)
Administrative Contact
Kathryn Reilly (Mrs.)
Administrative Contact
Kathryn Reilly (Mrs.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 3 469 996
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
GENOME RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 433 618
Address
The Gibbs Building, Euston Road 215
NW1 2BE London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martin Dougherty (Dr)
EDELWEISS CONNECT GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 838 654
Address
Hochbergerstrasse 60C
4057 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Barry Hardy (Dr)
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 555 477
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tom Ratcliff (Mr)
CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 247 667
Address
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eveline Fräßdorf (Ms)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 202 152
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donna Armstrong (Mrs)
KLINIKUM DER UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 421 337
Address
Kerpener Strasse 62
50937 Koeln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petra Schreiner-Kaub (Mrs)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 182 115
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nils Hoppe (Professor)
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 84 993
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mariëtte Oosterwegel (PhD)
European ScreeningPort GmbH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 14 577
Address
Schnackenburgallee
22525 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mira Grättinger (Dr.)
University College London
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 281 438
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Malgorzata Kielbasa (Ms)
Department of Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 762 577
Address
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
LS2 7UE Leeds
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bryan Bolton (Dr)
BIONEER A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 895 623
Address
Kogle Alle 2
2970 Hoersholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lars Pedersen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 086 719
Address
Venusberg-campus 1
53127 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Beate Becker (-)
DefiniGEN Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 191 160
Address
Hills Road
CB2 1PH Cambridge
Administrative Contact
Marcus Yeo (Dr)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 709 034
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beate Kreisel (Mrs)
INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III
Spain
EU contribution
€ 239 125
Address
Monforte De Lemos 5
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Victoria Ureña (Dr)
ASTRAZENECA AB
Sweden
Address
Vastra Maelarhamnen
151 85 Sodertaelje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eva Lindgren (Senior Director)
H. LUNDBECK AS
Denmark
Address
Ottiliavej 7-9
2500 Valby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ejner Knud Moltzen (Divisional Director)
NOVO NORDISK A/S
Denmark
Address
Novo Alle 1
2880 Bagsvaerd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joergen Dirach (Dr)
UCB PHARMA SA

Participation ended

Belgium
Address
Allee De La Recherche 60
1070 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Dresse (Mr)
PFIZER LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Ramsgate Road
CT13 9NJ Sandwich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hannah Hurst (Ms)
UCB BIOPHARMA SRL
Belgium
Address
Allee De La Recherche 60
1070 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon DRESSE (Director)
BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee 1
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petra Freitag (Mrs.)
Roslin Cell Sciences Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 4 675 310
Address
Wallace Building
EH25 9PP Roslin, Midlothian
Administrative Contact
Roland Dzialo (Mr)
Eli Lilly and Company Limited
United Kingdom
Address
Lilly House, Priestley Road
RG24 9NL Basingstoke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Birgit Steckel-Hamann (Dr.)