The OPTIN Contact Bulletin

 

New Projects in

FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY

From Israel

No.14 – June 2003

                                            http://www.optin.nl/

Projects:

1.      The Use of Yeast Strains to Reduce the Production of Fusel Oils (High Alcohols) in Alcoholic BeveragesI

2.      A process for using acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS) for preparation of chiral ά-hydroxyketones

3.      Cellular Dry Macro Capsules

4.      A biological process for growing biomass in half-liquid mycelium media

5.      Expression Systems for the Production of Proteins

6.      Development and manufacture of biologically active, natural products isolated from microorganisms

7.      Production of Carotenoids (Including the Ketocarotenoids Astaxanthin and Adonixanthin)using a Novel Carotenoid-Secreting Bacterial Species

8.      Natural agricultural biotechnology products based on natural microorganisms using fermentation and formulation capabilities

9.      A novel Technology for Extraction and Separation Using Critical Solution Mixtures

10.   Developing and commercializing new bio-agriculture products using fermentation and formulation capabilities

11.   Production and Development of Poultry Vaccines using improved fermentation methods

12.   Development of ultrastable enzymes

 

 

In the News:

1.      Crucell and Kimron Veterinary Institute Sign License Agreement for West Nile Veterinary Vaccine

2.      Teva expands role in biotechnology

3.      Tel Aviv University grants Dan David Prize

4.      New method for manufacturing compounds with industrial, medical potential

 

 

Announcements:

Tel Aviv university has published the EOI's for the Sixth Framework on the web, and invites interested partners from the Netherlands (academy and industry) to join the consortia being formed. Contact can be made directly with the coordinator of each group or with the EU liason Office at the address on the web site:

EOI's for the Sixth Framework

 

 

Coming up in the next Bulletin (No.15 – July 2003):

New projects in Fertility.

 

To see the previous bulletins click on Projects at our web site http://www.optin.nl/.

 

You can receive this bulletin every month with

ALL THE CONTACT INFORMATION of all the projects:

contact Mrs. Jennifer Peersmann: j.peersmann@optin.nl ,  Tel: +31-(0)70-3643260

 

For background and contact information on the listed projects  please contact Optin’s Life Sciences Manager e.guetta@optin.nl

 

If you have projects in one of the fields of the coming up bulletin and want to be incuded for it free you can send it to Projects for Bulletin.

For more information about Life Sciences in Israel and in The Netherlands look at the OPTIN web site http://www.optin.nl/ , your portal to Israeli and Dutch biotechnology.

 

 

Sponsors

DSM Venturing

IBM Life Sciences

Tel Aviv University

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Rad-Biomed Incubator

Holland Biotechnology

WFIA / Israel Office Delft

Hoekert’s Creations

The Embassy of Israel

Matimop

CIDI

 

Contributors

Ramot / Tel Aviv University

Yissum / The Hebrew University

Yeda / Weizmann Institute

Rad-Biomed Incubator

Hadasit

Bar Ilan University

Ben-Gurion University

Technion

Matimop

 

Events

GENOMICS IN BUSINESS

29 June-1 July 2003. Wageningen, The Netherlands

BIOTECH/ MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

18 September 2003, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

AGRITECH ISRAEL 2003

15-18 September 2003, Tel Aviv,  Israel