IBioIC Process Scale-up Demonstrator Call - now open for project submission

18 Apr 2016

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) in Scotland are currently inviting applications for industry-led projects that require the use of the IBioIC Equipment Centres’ resource to accelerate the development and commercialisation of industrial biotechnology. IBioIC request applications from projects with a total value between £10,000 and £120,000 and time length of 1 to 6 months.

Launched in 2014, the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) was set up to bridge the gap between education and industry, with a vision to create a truly distinctive, world-leading innovation centre for industrial biotechnology.

The Rapid Bioprocess Prototyping Centre (RapidBIO), located at the University of Strathclyde, houses the most advanced technology available to rigorously assess the potential of new cell lines, bio-products or novel approaches to bioprocessing in terms of actual industrial potential, in order to address the significant gap in the future development of IB, focusing on bioprocesses stages up to an industrial compatible scale.

A full list of equipment available can be found at http://www.ibioic.com/RBPC.htm.

The Flexible Downstream Bioprocessing Centre (FlexBIO), located at Heriot-Watt University, links to the Rapid Bioprocess Prototyping Centre by taking the most promising bio-processes and proving they work at a scale that allows the move to commercialisation. This Centre fills the current UK-wide gap in the provision of scale-up facilities at this semi-tech scale combined with a highly flexible, integrated approach to total process development on a single site. This facility has flexibility at its core, supporting work in all aspects of industrial bioprocessing - from chemical focused industrial biotechnology through bacterial, algal and mammalian cell culture products to cell therapies to maximise the breadth of industrial applications.

A full list of equipment available can be found at http://www.ibioic.com/FlexBio.htm.

For further information regarding this call please visit their website: http://www.ibioic.com/Process_Scale_up_Demonstrator.htm

Key Dates

Call opens

05 April 2016

Application Assessment Round 1

27 May 2016

Application Assessment Round 2

31 July 2016

Application Assessment Round 3

30 September 2016

Application Assessment Round 4

30 November 2016

For further information email or call Samantha Reilly, Project Coordinator, on 0141 548 5940.

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