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European Industrial Doctorate for enhancing upstream biopharmaceutical manufacturing process development through single cell analysis

Objective

Our ability to utilise biological systems to produce medicines has improved the quality of life for millions of EU citizens. In recent years a new wave of exciting biopharmaceuticals have been discovered with the potential to advance current treatments for a variety of disorders. These new medicines, however, are becoming increasingly complex and difficult to manufacture. Overcoming the inherent heterogeneity of cells grown in vitro to produce effective, uniform and safe biopharmaceuticals is one of the most significant challenges faced by industry today.
The STACCATO European Industrial Doctorate has been specifically designed to strengthen Europe’s innovation capacity and leadership in the BioPharma sector. The consortium will provide exceptional intersectoral training to 11 ESRs through pioneering research focused on harnessing recent advances in single cell analysis to generate and apply a new suite of tools for cell culture process development. ESRs will participate in a specialised training programme to build their proficiency in essential research and industry disciplines. Additional training in professional skills and entrepreneurship will enable ESRs to become future leaders in biopharmaceutical manufacturing science.
STACCATO is composed of an industry leader in instrumentation for cellular analysis, 3 innovative biotechnology SMEs, a leading academic institution and a research conducting biological medicines regulatory agency. The STACCATO EID will immerse all ESRs in highly dynamic industrial environments while receiving supervision from leading academics. A feature of STACCATO is collaboration amongst experts in the production of different biopharmaceuticals such as therapeutic proteins and CAR T cell therapy. All ESRs will receive unparalleled exposure to pan-biopharmaceutical manufacturing challenges to foster collaboration, catalyse synergies across the network and ultimately create a truly unique training experience.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EID - European Industrial Doctorates

Coordinator

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR BIOPROCESSING RESEARCH AND TRAINING LIMITED
Address
Fosters Avenue Mount Merrion
4 Blackrock Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 824 052,96

Participants (5)

BECTON DICKINSON RESEARCH CENTRE IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 274 684,32
Address
Pottery Road, Dun Laoghaire
NJ07417 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 475 440,48
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2781-901 Oeiras
Activity type
Research Organisations
TILT BIOTHERAPEUTICS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 280 805,76
Address
Haartmaninkatu 3 C
00290 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 563 965,92
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUNDESINSTITUT FUR IMPFSTOFFE UND BIOMEDIZINISCHE ARZNEIMITTEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Paul-ehrlich-strasse 51-59
63225 Langen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

Partners (10)

SPIBER TECHNOLOGIES AB
Sweden
Address
Albanova University Centre
106 91 Stockolm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEIRAGTX UK II LTD
United Kingdom
Address
92 Britannia Walk
N1 7NQ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Horizon Discovery Limited
United Kingdom
Address
Cambridge Research Park
CB25 9TL Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COBRA BIOPHARMA MATFORS AB
Sweden
Address
Box 219
864 23 Matfors
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVECTAS LIMITED
Ireland
Address
Maynooth Works Eolas Building Maynooth University
W23 F2H6 Kildare
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACCELOPMENT SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
Address
Seefeldstrasse 198
8008 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments