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Advanced Magnetic nanoparticles deliver smart Processes and Products for Life

Objective

Biotechnologically derived substances for large scale feed, food and pharma applications represent one of the most important sources of new products due to their precisely controlled structural and functional properties, potential for economic and responsible production and overall broad benefits to society through biocompatibility and sustainability. The costs of producing biomaterials are in many cases dominated by separation processes, which can constitute 80% of the total cost of production. Using smart magnetic adsorbent particles to selectively separate the target product out of a complex product mixture like the fermentation broth or bio-feed stock can drastically reduce costs. By using magnetic separation and extraction technologies to separate the magnetic carrier particles, novel processing ways emerge. The main objective of the MagPro²Life project is to scale-up innovative nanotechnology based processes defined in the previous NanoBioMag Project, funded by the EU under the FP6 programme (NMP3-CT-2005-013469), to pilot-line-scale and demonstrate those for bio, food and pharma applications. Link to market needs is represented by a preliminary product selection of natural soy based nutraceuticals or pharmaceuticals like Bowman-Birk Inhibitor (BBI), a proteases inhibitor for MS-treatment, and Lunasin which is in discussion to have anti-carcinogenic properties as well as recombinant proteins and nucleic acids (Fragment-Antibody-Binding and Phytase). The Consortium is driven by the potential the magnetic separation technology has for improving the value-chain in industrial production for emerging biotech, food and pharma markets.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/nucleic acid
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/bioprocessing technologies/fermentation
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-LARGE-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

SOLAE DENMARK AS
Address
Sydhavnsgade 7
8100 Arhus C
Denmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 157 982,46
Administrative Contact
Koen Denoo (Mr.)

Participants (15)

Merck KGaA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 496 500,94
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 250
64293 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl Holschuh (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 429 352,61
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erich Windhab (Prof.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 436 841,41
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nadja Hafendörfer (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 460 028,34
Address
Calle Patio De Escuelas 1
37008 Salamanca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luis Javier Mediero Oslé (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 435 285,47
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Timothy Hobley (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 490,81
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robert Fekete (Mr.)
fluIT Biosystems GmbH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 85 970,65
Address
Mikroforum Ring 1
55234 Wendelsheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sebastian Giehring (Dr.)
ACADEMIA ROMANA - FILIALA TIMISOARA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 185 501,40
Address
Mihai Viteazu 24
300223 Timisoara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ladislau Vekas (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERGAKADEMIE FREIBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 493 175,62
Address
Akademiestrasse 6
09599 Freiberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Urs Peuker (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 458 536,19
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
BUHLER AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 190 117,84
Address
Gupfenstrasse 5
9240 Uzwil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arturo Bohm (Mr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA LASERILOR PLASMEI SI RADIATIEI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 174 083,91
Address
Atomistilor 409
077125 Magurele / Ilfov
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ion Morjan (Dr.)
ANDRITZ KMPT GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 368 322,30
Address
Industriestrasse 1-3
85256 Vierkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gert Schultze (Mr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU TEHNOLOGII IZOTOPICE SI MOLECULARE-INCDTIM CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 152 670,09
Address
Donat 65-103
400293 Cluj - Napoca
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adrian Bot (Dr.)
FZMB GMBH FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR MEDIZINTECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 268 966,96
Address
Geranienweg 7
99947 Bad Langensalza
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sabine Maedler (Ms.)