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Innovative peptides against cancer and pathogenic bacteria, with advances in science, biopharmaceutical drug development, product market targeting, training , and communication.

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 644167

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 January 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 390 500

  • EU contribution

    € 850 500

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA MOLECULAR JOAO LOBO ANTUNES

Portugal

Objective

INPACT aims at the pre-clinical development of innovative drugs and drug formulations against selected cancers (eg prostate cancer) and pathogenic bacteria (eg S. aureus). The INPACT consortium allies the expertise of both academic and industrial R&D partners that contribute with their own unique technologies to achieve new drugs that are only possible to develop in an integrative effort. Academic partners have unique knowledge and technologies on supercharged viral proteins-derived cell-penetrating peptides (eg from Dengue virus) and ultra-resistant cyclic peptides that may be transferred to the industrial partners, which in turn have specialized proprietary technologies on anticancer and/or peptide drugs’ technologies. The judicious exchange of knowledge among partners will lead to new resistant peptides for trans-barrier delivery of drugs (eg cyclic peptide-drug chimeras) and bacterial killing (both planktonic and biofilms). INPACT includes four leading academic partners (from Portugal, Spain, Australia, and Brazil) and three consolidated biotech SMEs (one from Portugal and two Spain).
In addition to the R&D project itself, INPACT involves at the highest possible level a top business school in Europe (IESE, Barcelona, Spain), a consolidated media partner specialised in science communication (Ciencia Hoje, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and experts in international science funding from one of the top US universities (University of Stanford). The consortium will be the perfect environment for young researchers to acquire knowledge and skills in science, technology, entrepreneurship, business, and communication so they can pro-actively tailor their career path in a life-long learning perspective. This is a contribution towards the advancement of Europe through the use of research and education for societal development and economic growth.
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA MOLECULAR JOAO LOBO ANTUNES

Address

Avenida Prof Egas Moniz
1649 028 Lisboa

Portugal

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 463 500

Participants (5)

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 180 000

UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 49 500

TECHNOPHAGE INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 40 500

CENTRO ATLANTICO DEL MEDICAMENTO, SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

PROTEODESIGN SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 72 000

Partners (4)

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY

United States

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO

Brazil

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

Australia

INSTITUTO CIENCIA HOJE-ICH

Brazil

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 644167

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 January 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 390 500

  • EU contribution

    € 850 500

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA MOLECULAR JOAO LOBO ANTUNES

Portugal