The OPTIN Contact Bulletin


New Projects in


From Israel

No.14 – June 2003



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




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.


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ALL THE CONTACT INFORMATION of all the projects:

contact Mrs. Jennifer Peersmann: ,  Tel: +31-(0)70-3643260


For background and contact information on the listed projects  please contact Optin’s Life Sciences Manager


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 , your portal to Israeli and Dutch biotechnology.




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





Ramot / Tel Aviv University

Yissum / The Hebrew University

Yeda / Weizmann Institute

Rad-Biomed Incubator


Bar Ilan University

Ben-Gurion University






29 June-1 July 2003. Wageningen, The Netherlands


18 September 2003, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


15-18 September 2003, Tel Aviv,  Israel