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ComplexINC project. (12/1/11). "Press Release: Launch of New EU-funded Project – ComplexINC. It’s an SME-targeted Collaborative Project in FP7 Regarding New Technologies and Production Tools for Complex Protein Biologics".

Region Region EU (European Union)
Organisation Organisation ComplexINC project (EU FP7 201111– 4y)
Products Product rPP [recombinant protein production]
  Product 2 protein crystallisation technology
Index term Index term ComplexINC project–EU (govt): grant, 201111– FP7 grant €5.9m for 4y project
Person Person Moarefi, Ismail (Crelux 200502– co-founder)

On 3rd and 4th November 2011, the SME Crelux GmbH hosted at the IZB (Innovations- und Gründerzentrum Biotechnologie) in Martinsried the official launch of the new EU-funded research project "ComplexINC". This Kick-Off Meeting was chaired by the Deputy Coordinator Dr. Ismail Moarefi, Executive Director of Science & Technology and legal representative of Crelux GmbH, together with the Coordinator Dr. Imre Berger, EMBL Group Leader at the Genome Biology Unit at EMBLE, Grenoble. ComplexINC is a four-year Collaborative Project funded by the EC under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union. With an overall budget of 5,9 Mio €, ComplexINC aims to design, validate and roll-out new and powerful tools, high-throughput methods and technologies for the production of complex biologics. This project has an international, intersectoral and innovative consortium combining world-leading expertise at European academic research institutions and successful SMEs.

Background: In addition to their essential role as tools for drug discovery, complex biologics themselves are increasingly being employed as medicines. Indeed, the fastest growing new drug segment in the pharmaceutical industry are therapeutic proteins. They are predicted to dominate the next generation of drugs. Nevertheless, sophisticated high-performance platforms for the production of most complex biologics are distinctly lacking today. Based on the leading expertise and innovative drive of the partners, ComplexINC will address this urgent and imposing bottleneck, by providing new and sophisticated tools and technologies, to overcome the challenge of complex biologics production in drug discovery and therapy for the 21st century.

Aims of the project: ComplexINC covers the entire domain of eukaryotic production technologies from gene to protein product; in addition, it combines cutting-edge approaches in innovative production system development which are among the most advanced to date. Putting in place the technological innovations and tool-kits obtained in ComplexINC, the research results will have a dramatic impact on the accessibility of proteins, protein complexes and complex biologics. The attained innovations will display tailor-made properties geared towards applications in drug discovery and in the treatment of human diseases, with immediate benefits to industry and the health of Europe's citizens by cost-effective and powerful new drugs. Eurice will be responsible for supporting the Coordinator institution EMBL with respect to the coordination of project activities, as well as for administrative, financial, contractual and decision making management, and internal communication. In addition, Eurice will assist the consortium in dissemination and exploitation activities regarding the research results of ComplexINC.

Your contact:

Hannah Weber, Eurice
Phone: +49 681 9592 3377

Record changed: 2015-08-27


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