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New Molecular Purification Technology for Pharmaceutical Production

Objective

The NEMOPUR Initial Training Network will focus on creating a new generation of molecular purification technologies for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) manufacture, with a particular focus on removal of organic impurities from API production. New membranes with improved chemical stability in a wide range of solvents, and better controlled cutoff properties, novel molecularly imprinted polymers with readily scalable production chemistries, and composite molecularly imprinted film – macroporous support membranes will be developed. The applications of these technologies will be through the industrial partners. The project is multidisciplinary, involving chemists, materials scientists and chemical engineers. The consortium is intersectorial, comprising 3 universities/research institutes, 2 technology SMEs and 4 pharmaceutical manufacturers, and will have a strong emphasis on knowledge creation, technology commercialisation, and entrepreneurship. The training programme involves Early Stage Researchers (ESR), at both university and industrial partners, each of whom will complete a PhD thesis through a combination of local and network wide research experience. Experienced Researchers (ER) will complete their training, focussing on knowledge transfer, commercialisation and entreprenuership skills. In addition to their individual research, ESR and ER will complete complementary training through a series of Personal Skills Modules, and a course on Technology Commercialisation and Entrepreurship. NEMOPUR seeks to contribute to improving the European knowledge supply chain through this industry-academia programme of applied research aimed at developing engineers and scientists who are academically excellent and achieve PhD degrees, but who thrive at the interface between fundamental research and industrial application.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)
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Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 690 527
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)

Participants (8)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 499 788
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Detlev Niehage (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 508 296
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Enrico Drioli (Prof.)
EVONIK MEMBRANE EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 217 022
Address
Chippenham Drive Tego House
MK10 0AF Milton Keynes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Muriel Nasso (Dr.)
MIP TECHNOLOGIES AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 209 759
Address
Research Park Ideon
22370 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olof Svensson (Mr.)
HOVIONE FARMACIENCIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 184 873
Address
Sete Casas
2674 506 Loures
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Almeida (Mr.)
UCB PHARMA SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 197 102
Address
Allee De La Recherche 60
1070 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Surtees (Dr.)
GLAXOSMITHKLINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD.
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 210 186
Address
Great West Road 980
TW89GS Brentford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicola Pattrick (Dr.)
LONZA AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 220 280
Address
Muenchensteinerstrasse 38
4002 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Mcgarrity (Dr.)