International Brokerage Event by fdh56iuoui

VIEWS: 11 PAGES: 22

									International Brokerage Event
Brno, June 10–11, 2010

INBIT biotech incubator, Masaryk University Campus
Main topics:
• Biotechnology
• Bioinformatics
• Health
• Nanotechnology, materials
                                                                                                                                                                       Contents


                                                                                                                                                                       CZECH COMPANIES                             3    ITALIAN COMPANIES                      13

                                                                                                                                                                       ADM                                          5   A.P.E. Research                        15
                                                                                                                                                                       BioVendor Laboratorní medicína               6   CBM Bioinformatics Core Facility       18
                                                                                                                                                                       CAMEA                                        7   CBM Optical Imaging Core Facility      19




                                                                              Architecture and general designer A PLUS a.s.; Photo for A PLUS a.s. by Zdeněk Náplava
                                                                                                                                                                       Contipro Group                               8   ESTECO                                 20
                                                                                                                                                                       ELISABETH PHARMACON                          9
                                                                                                                                                                       ENJOY                                       10
MASARYK UNIVERSITY                                                                                                                                                     Favea
                                                                                                                                                                       Protean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   12
(MU) RANKS AMONG THE EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH
INSTITUTIONS IN EUROPE WHICH ARE DEVELOPING MOST
RAPIDLY. IT IS GRADUALLY BECOMING A CENTRE OF EURO-
PEAN RESEARCH, ESPECIALLY IN THE INTER-BRANCH FIELDS                                                                                                                   CZECH ACADEMIC                                   ITALIAN ACADEMIC
OF LIFE SCIENCE, INFORMATICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE.                                                                                                                       RESEARCH TEAMS                              21   RESEARCH TEAMS                         35
IN THE STAGE OF PREPARATIONS ARE CENTRES OF EXCEL-
LENT SCIENCE SUCH AS THE AMBITIOUS PROJECT OF THE                                                                                                                      Centre for Biomedical Image Analysis        23   Dept. of Mathematics and Informatics   37
CENTRAL EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (CEITEC,                                                                                                                      Department of Biochemistry                  24   Institute of Applied Genomics          38
WWW.CEITEC.EU) WHICH IS FOCUSED ON BASIC RESEARCH,                                                                                                                     Dept. of Ceramics and Polymers              25
AND IMPORTANT REGIONAL CENTRES OF APPLIED RESEARCH                                                                                                                     Analysis of biologically important
(INCLUDING CETOCOEN AND CERIT).                                                                                                                                        molecular complexes                         26
                                                                                                                                                                       Laboratory of Molecular Plant Physiology    27
A boost to the dynamic development of MU was given by                                                                                                                  Proteomic Core Facility                     28
the unique project of a university campus built on an area of                                                                                                          Dept. of Microelectronics                   29
20 hectares in Brno-Bohunice at the cost of approximately                                                                                                              Department of Physical Electronics          30
EUR 200 million between 2005 and 2009. It is comprised of                                                                                                              Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses     31
two dozen pavilions for Life Science and includes an incuba-                                                                                                           Institute of Materials Chemistry            32
tor of biomedical technologies for newly established firms.
                                                                                                                                                                       Institute of Physical Engineering           33
                                                                                                                                                                       National Centre for Biomolecular Research   34
The MU place of contact for co-operation with partners is the
Technology Transfer Office, which protects the MU intellec-
tual property and secures the transfer of technologies and
knowledge. More information is available at www.muni.cz,
www.ctt.muni.cz (direct contact: Jan Slovák, Director of the
MU Technology Transfer Office, slovak@ctt.muni.cz).

                                                                www.muni.cz
Czech Companies
                                                                                                                         ADM


                                                                                                                                           U Vodárny 2                             CONTACT: Ing. Zbyněk Šedivý
                                                                                                                                           616 00 Brno                                      CEO
                                                                                                                                           Czech Republic                          PHONE:   +420 604 221 154
                                                                                                                                                                                   E-MAIL:  sedivy@dentapreg.com
                                                                                                                                                                                   WEB:     www.dentapreg.com




    The South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC)                                                                           ADM develops and manufactures advanced
                                                                                                                         dental materials based on fiber reinforced
                                                                                                                                                                                WHAT WE OFFER
                                                                                                                                                                                Developing new biomaterials based on compos-
                                                                                                                         composites. These materials provides new op-           ites, biomechanical analysis of teeth, testing of
                                                                                                                         portunities in different clinical situations in        different properties of biomaterials (mechanical,
    …is an agency that creates a favourable environment for innovative business in South Moravia.                        prosthetics, restorative dentistry, endodontics,       hydrolytical etc.).
    We help early-stage businesses grow, create jobs and compete on the market. We support                               periodontics and orthodontics.
    collaboration between industry, R&D institutions and public administration bodies.                                                                                          WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
                                                                                                                         Organization type:                                     Type of partner sought:
                                                                                                                         SME                                                    Clinical research centres in dentistry (prosthet-
    South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC) aims              The South Moravian Innovation Centre was founded                                                                   ics, endodontics, periodontics, restorative den-
    to promote enterprise skills development and             in 2003 as an interest association of legal entities. Its   Keywords:                                              tistry, orthodontics, implantology)
    commercialisation of research in South Moravian          members are: South Moravian Region, The Statutory           minimally invasive dentistry, fiber reinforced
    Region. JIC brings together all higher education         City of Brno, Masaryk University, Brno University of        composites                                             Topics of cooperation:
    institutions into the region in a powerful partnership   Technology, Mendel University in Brno and University                                                               ™ Health: dentistry
    that aims to maximise the contribution of R&D to         of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Science Brno.              Sector: material science
    regional and national economies.                                                                                                                                            Detailed specification and description of
                                                                                                                         Number of employees: 6                                 partner sought
INCUBATION PROGRAMME                         TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER                        CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT                                                                     We search for partners among clinical research
                                                                                                                                                                                in dentistry who would be able to bring clini-
                                                                                                                                                                                cal feedback of our new solutions and devices
                                                                                                                                                                                based on our materials and who could offer
                                                                                                                                                                                new clinical applications of our materials and
                                                                                                                                                                                devices.



             WHAT DO WE DO?
SOUTH MORAVIAN INNOVATION CENTRE
U Vodárny 2, 616 00 Brno, Czech Republic
pho +420 541 143 000, fax +420 541 143 011
                                                                                                www.jic.cz
email jic@jic.cz | www.jic.cz




                                                                                                                                                                            5
BioVendor                                                                                                  CAMEA
Laboratorní medicína
                   CTPark Modřice                          CONTACT: Dr. Vladimír Kolář                                       Kořenského 25                          CONTACT: Ing. Tomáš Bia
                   Evropská 873                                     Marketing Director                                       621 00 Brno                                     Project Manager
                   664 42 Brno                             PHONE:   +420 549 124 158                                         Czech Republic                         PHONE:   +420 541 228 874
                   Czech Republic                          E-MAIL:  kolar@biovendor.com                                                                             E-MAIL:  camea@camea.cz
                                                           WEB:     www.biovendor.com                                                                               WEB:     www.camea.cz




BioVendor – Laboratorni Medicina a.s. estab-             velopment of multiplex immunoassay platforms,     CAMEA, Ltd. is developing and manufacturing            WHAT WE OFFER
lished its Research and Diagnostic Products Di-          and identification of novel biomarkers using      modern image and signal processing systems             ™ researching methods and algorithms for
vision as an emerging innovative biotech com-            mass spectrometry techniques.                     for industrial use, traffic monitoring and other         image processing and computer vision
pany in the Czech Republic in 1995.                      We focus on primarily but not solely on biomar-   applications.                                          ™ research in areas of computer graphics and
Our mission is to provide researchers and med-           kers for early diagnostics of common diseases                                                              human-computer interaction
ical experts with top-quality immunodiagnos-             associated with postindustrial societies.         Organization type:                                     ™ researching image sensors and hardware-
tics, monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and                                                             SME                                                      accelerated signal processing
recombinant proteins. BioVendor has become               WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR                                                                                  ™ designing tools and subsystems for image
internationally recognized for its achievements          Type of partner sought:                           Keywords:                                                and signal processing
in rapid launching of original, unique and high-         No restrictions in cooperation                    computer, image processing, traffic monitoring,        ™ designing systems and custom solutions
quality products.                                                                                          industry application, video camera, sensor               using the results of the research
                                                         Type of cooperation sought:                                                                              ™ manufacturing and selling image sensors
Organization type:                                       ™ Technical cooperation: Development of           Sector: electrical engineering and computer              and image processing devices
SME                                                         multiplex immunoassay platforms                science
                                                         ™ Research and Development: Offering cus-                                                                WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Keywords:                                                   tomer development of antibodies, recom-        Number of employees: 35                                Type of partner sought:
ELISA, recombinant protein, antibody, immuno-               binant proteins and -measurement of sam-                                                              Any type
diagnostics, customer service, CRO, biomedical              ples for large studies using immunoassays
research                                                 ™ Licence Agreement: Interested in immu-
                                                            noassays, antibodies, recombinant proteins
Sector: Biotech                                             and related topics
                                                         ™ Projects: Generally interested in partnership
Number of employees:                                        in projects where we can offer our expertise
75 (46 working in R&D)
                                                         Topics of cooperation:
WHAT WE OFFER                                            ™ Food, agriculture, biotechnologies: Develop-
We offer to use of BioVendor’s state-of-the-art            ment of recombinant proteins and mono-
laboratories and facilities, technologies, and ex-         clonal and polyclonal antibodies
pertise and and take the advantage of collabo-           ™ Health: Immunodiagnostics: Obesity-Dia-
ration with our skilled and research teams with            betes mellitus type 2-Metabolic syndrome,
their experience of the development over 60 en-            Lung infection and inflammation, Bone
zyme immunoassays, 100 recombinant proteins                and cartilage disorders-Calcification, Neural
and 100 monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies.              tissue damage and degeneration, Kidney
Their quality has been proven by their success             injury-Toxicology, Hematology-Immunology,
on highly competitive world market or by their             Reproduction, and Oncology.
application in our immunoassays. New research            ™ Other: Development of multiplex immu-
teams are built to extend our competence of the            noassay platforms and their commercializa-
isolation and purification of native proteins, de-         tion




                                                     6                                                                                                        7
Contipro                                                                                                      ELISABETH
Group                                                                                                         PHARMACON
                   Dolní Dobrouč 401                         CONTACT: Ing. Eva Černá, Ph.D.                                      Botanická 33                           CONTACT: RNDr. Radim Štaif, Ph.D.
                   561 02 Dolní Dobrouč                               Head of Strategy Development Dept.                         602 00 Brno                                     International Business Manager
                   Czech Republic                            PHONE:   +420 465 519 560                                           Czech Republic                         PHONE:   +420 542 213 851
                                                             E-MAIL:  cerna@contipro.cz                                                                                 E-MAIL:  info@elisabeth.cz
                                                             WEB:     www.contipro-group.cz                                                                             WEB:     www.elisabeth.cz




Research and development is a key area of                 WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR                             The company acts as manufacturer and export-           WHAT WE OFFER
activity for Contipro Group, as demonstrated              Type of partner sought:                             er of in-vitro diagnostics devices and importer        ELISABETH PHARMACON company develops
by the unusually high investments that have               Research performing SMEs, academic, univer-         and distributor of laboratory consumables,             own products (CE certified DNA diagnostic kits)
helped Contipro Group become a synonym                    sity, industry                                      chemistry, detection and isolation kits, labora-       in the field of DNA diagnostics, the target is to
for cutting-edge basic and applied research.                                                                  tory equipments and instruments. Company of-           offer the best quality products on the market.
Throughout the world, the laboratories of the             Type of cooperation sought:                         fers much kind of tests for clinics, veterinary        Company is also open to the projects focused
subsidiary CPN have earned a reputation as                ™ Research and Development                          clinics, food industry, research institutes and        on DNA diagnostics of human and infectious
one of the most advanced centres in the field             ™ Projects Partnership                              public area.                                           diseases with usage of PCR methods, RealTime
of hyaluronan-related chemistry and biology.                 ™ FP7 – cooperation, especially NMT              All kind of products that are manufactured             PCR and DNA sequencing.
The most promising product for the holding’s                   and HEALTH priorities                          by company complete the most stringent
future is Hyiodine, supporting the healing of                ™ people (Marie Curie)                           quality criteria. ELISABETH PHARMACON is
severe skin defects; the group holds a global                ™ other European grants like ERA-NET,            working according to quality systems EN ISO
patent for this product.                                       Eurostars,                                     13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2009.
                                                             ™ National and Regional Programs
Organization type:                                                                                            Organization type:
Contipro Group holding consists of 4 SME                  Topics of cooperation:                              SME
companies in the Czech Republic                           ™ Health: 2011.1.4-2, 2011-2.2-2,
                                                            2011.2.3.1-5,                                     Keywords:
Keywords:                                                 ™ Nanosciences, nanotechnologies,                   DNA diagnostics, research, development, in
nanomedicine, biotechnology, tissue engineer-               materials and new production technologies:        vitro medical diagnostic devices
ing, wound healing, targeted drug delivery,                 NMP.2011.1.2-2
biocompatible nanofibres and microfibers, hy-                                                                 Sector: medicine
aluronic acid                                             Detailed specification and description of
                                                          partner sought                                      Number of employees: 14
Sector: biotechnology, pharma                             We are looking for partners (especially research
                                                          performing SMEs and universities) for coopera-
Number of employees:                                      tion in small and medium scale European re-
180 (whole holding)                                       search projects. In that types of projects we can
                                                          act as coordinator.
WHAT WE OFFER                                             We are also interested in being member of large
The laboratories currently use the latest tech-           scale European project consortia.
nology and methods for research and develop-              Particular interest in upcoming calls is listed
ment in the fields of fermentation technology,            above.
molecular biology, genetics, and the physical
chemistry of biopolymer solutions. Opportuni-
ties are sought to apply research results in tissue
engineering, wound healing, gene therapy and
targeted drug distribution.
More information about holding could be found
at web-site: http://www.contipro-group.cz/en



                                                      8                                                                                                          9
ENJOY                                                                                                         Favea


                   Loosova 355/12                            CONTACT: doc. Ing. Ivan Rampl, CSc.                                Boženy Němcové 580                        CONTACT: RNDr. Petr Ryšávka
                   638 00 Brno                                        Director                                                  742 21 Kopřivnice                                  Project Manager
                   Czech Republic                            PHONE:   +420 541 142 006                                          Czech Republic                            PHONE:   +420 733 105 247
                                                             E-MAIL:  info@enjoy.cz                                                                                       E-MAIL:  rysavka@favea.cz
                                                             WEB:     www.enjoy.cz                                                                                        WEB:     www.favea.cz




ENJOY Ltd. is a manufacturer engaged in the               oncogenously transformed cells, b) monitoring       Favea is Czech pharmaceutical company. Since             WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
R&D and production of the electronic medical              the interaction between tumorous cells and the      1994, we have been offering our partners com-            Type of partner sought:
and cosmetic appliances for using in dermatol-            cells of the immunity system. We try to find ef-    plex services associated with the development,           SME (pharma company)
ogy, cosmetics, microsurgery etc.                         fective procedures of selective and non-invasive    production, and registration of nutritional sup-
Recent research projects were concerned about             treatment of tumors by combining a new field        plements, cosmetics and food-processing sub-             Type of cooperation sought:
a) utilization of the planar pulsed magnetic              of force that exhibits biophysical effects and      stances. We hold the GMP certificate (Good               ™ Research and Development
and light fields especially in dermatology,               thus obtain a data base for the research and de-    Manufacturing Practice) for the production of            ™ Projects Partnership
b) investigation of the pulsed vector magnetic            velopment of therapeutic technologies that can      humane and veterinary pharmaceuticals. We
potential and its biophysical effects on oncog-           be used in clinical oncology.                       focus our effort on constant improvements in             Topics of cooperation:
enous cells.                                                                                                  quality and higher effectiveness of individual           ™ Immunology, new dossage forms in pharma
                                                          WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR                             substances and end products. That is why we                applications
Organization type:                                        Type of partner sought:                             apply sophisticated production technologies,             ™ Human immunomodulators
SME                                                       Medical, biophysical or biochemical research        such as micronization, nanotechnology, mi-
                                                          centre or university dept.                          croencapsulation, soft tableting, and entero-            Detailed specification and description of
Keywords:                                                                                                     solvent film-coating of tablets. The company             partner sought
magnetic field; electric field; vector magnetic           Type of cooperation sought:                         is now strongly focused to the problems of               We are focused on the development of human
potential; pulse vector magnetic potential; bio-          ™ Technical cooperation                             therapy of infectious and oncological diseases.          immunomodulators. We are interested in prod-
physics; Maxwell equations; toroidal coil; well           ™ Research and Development                                                                                   ucts made up of inactivated microorganisms.
microplate; cell metabolism; bacteria; animal             ™ Projects Partnership (e.g. FP7, FET, other        Organization type:                                       They work on the principle of vaccination per
leukocytes; chemical luminescence; biologi-                  European grants, National and Regional           SME                                                      os. The goal of usage is specific and non-spe-
cal luminescence; oncogenously transformed                   Programs)                                                                                                 cific stimulation of the immune system. After
cells; oncogenous diseases; human malignant                                                                   Sector: pharmaceutical company                           this stimulation organism is prepared to contact
melanoma; breast carcinoma; in vitro; in vivo,            Topics of cooperation:                                                                                       with the live pathogen.
magnetotherapy, phototherapy, biotechnology,              ™ Biotechnologies                                   Number of employees: 92                                  We are looking for a partner who is strong in
cosmetics, microsurgery, dermatology                      ™ Health                                                                                                     immunological methods, in in vitro and in vitro
                                                                                                              WHAT WE OFFER                                            testing of immunomodulatory compounds. The
Sector: biotech                                           Detailed specification and description of           We focus our effort on constant improvements             partner with experiences in clinical trials is also
                                                          partner sought                                      in quality and higher effectiveness of individual        required.
Number of employees: 6                                    We would like to find a partner(s) for the exper-   substances and end products. That is why we              We are open for any cooperation with all new
                                                          imental research into two directions: a) usage      apply sophisticated production technologies,             partners with innovative ideas in pharma indus-
WHAT WE OFFER                                             analysis of a combination of pulsed magnetic        such as micronization, nanotechnology, micro-            try.
We are able to fulfill the projects focused on the        and laser fields in dermatology, cosmetics, gyne-   encapsulation, soft tableting, and enterosolvent
fundamental research and experimental verifica-           cology, plastic surgery, e.t.c., b) research into   film-coating of tablets. The new biotechnology
tion of a biological method for targeted therapy          the effect of a combination of substances for       research and development center is under con-
of oncogenous diseases, based on the results              targeted therapy and inhibitory action of the       struction.
of two activities: a) the discovery of selective          field of pulse vector magnetic potential on on-     We profess the modern company trend – to
inhibitory effect of the field of so-called pulse         cogenous diseases.                                  promote a responsible approach to one’s own
vector magnetic potential on cell metabolism of                                                               health. This tendency is supported by the ap-
                                                                                                              plication of the latest findings in science and
                                                                                                              research from medicine and pharmaceutics into
                                                                                                              our every-day practice.


                                                     10                                                                                                           11
Protean


                  Pod Lesem 9                              CONTACT: doc. RNDr. Ladislav Burýšek, Ph.D.
                  373 16 Dobrá Voda u Českých                       R&D Director, CEO
                  Budějovic                                PHONE:   +420 380 120 427
                  Czech Republic                           E-MAIL:  info@protean.cz
                                                           WEB:     www.protean.cz




Protean s.r.o. is a contract research and biotech        WHAT WE OFFER
company focused on the R&D of DNA microar-               DNA cloning and production of recombinant
ray-based pathogen diagnostics for cardiology,           proteins and antigens
brain and pulmonary infectious disorders. The            DNA microarray-based pathogen diagnostics for
biotech division provides DNA cloning services           cardiology, brain and other infectious disorders
and production of recombinant proteins and               Stoma-Gene – a pathogen analysis tool for den-
antigens for both industry and academia part-            tal plaque and gum disease therapy
ners. We produce antigens from wild type Bor-
relia strains for the development of new gener-          WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
ation ELISA tests for the Lyme disease. We also          Type of partner sought:
provide antigen design and production for vac-           All
cination and serological diagnostics develop-
ment for both human and veterinary medicine.             Type of cooperation sought:
The diagnostic division provides public service          ™ Research and Development
testing of tick-borne infectious diseases and            ™ Projects Partnership - FP7, FET, other
pathogen analysis for dentistry with registered             European grants, National and Regional
trade-mark Stoma-Gene.                                      Programs

Organization type:                                       Topics of cooperation:
SME                                                      ™ Biotechnology
                                                         ™ Health: infectious diseases


                                                                                                            Italian Companies
Keywords:
microarray, recombinant proteins, antigens, di-          Detailed specification and description of
agnostics                                                partner sought
                                                         ™ Clinical institution for the development of
Sector: biotech                                             rapid pathogen diagnostics
                                                         ™ Biotechnology production company for
Number of employees: 3                                      enzyme/antigen/bioactive protein recom-
                                                            binant production strain development




                                                    12
A.P.E. Research

                                                           CONTACT: Dr. Stefano De Monte,
                   in Area Science Park:                            Dr. Stefano Prato
                   Basovizza S.S.14 Km163.5,                        Director
                   34149 Trieste                           PHONE:   +39 040 3757905
                   Italy                                   E-MAIL:  stefano.demonte@aperesearch.com
                                                           WEB:     www.aperesearch.com




A.P.E. Research is an high tech company spe-             WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
cialised in the production of advanced instru-           Type of partner sought:
mentation in the field of NanoTechnologies.              Research Centre, University
We develop and produce: advanced micros-                 We had contacts with National Centre for Bio-
copy and spectroscopy instrumentation, nano-             molecolar Research – NCBR – Faculty of Science
technology-based instrumentation.                        Masaryk University (Dr. Radovan Fiala, Dr. Petr
Our mission is to produce state of art nanote-           Skládal).
chnology for everyday and advance application.           Technical contact with TESCAN should be inter-
                                                         esting.
Organization type:
SME                                                      Type of cooperation sought:
                                                         ™ Technical cooperation
Sector: nanotech                                         ™ Research and Development
                                                         ™ Projects: FP7 NMP, FP7 Marie Curie
Number of employees: 15
                                                         Topics of cooperation:
WHAT WE OFFER                                            ™ Biotechnologies,
The primary focus of APE Research include                ™ Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials
designing, developing and pro¬ducing state of              and new production technologies
art technol¬ogy Scanning Probe Microscopes:
SNOM, AFM , STM.                                         Detailed specification and description of
A. SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPES (SPM)                      partner sought
™ SNOM (scanning near field optical micro-               Meet potential users ( Research center, Univer-
   scope) resolutions of up to 10 nanometers.            sities, industries) to promote our instruments,
™ AFM (atomic force microscope) resolutions              develope collaborations and projects using our
   of up to 200 picometers, makes it possible            instruments following the user to develope to-
   to obtain images of DNA, cells, small mol-            gether specific applicationes.
   ecules, polymer.                                      Our instruments are used in several fields and
™ STM (scanning tunneling microscope)                    disciplines:
   resolutions of up to 10 picometers, able to           ™ Material Science
   provide images of individual atoms.                   ™ Surface Science
This type of instrumentation addresses ad-               ™ Biology
vanced users, such as Universities and research          ™ Chemistry
centres in several fields and disciplines includ-        ™ Medicine.
ing material sci¬ence, surface science, biology,
chemistry and medicine. Our company is able
to offer complete customization according to
the sector in which these are to be used.




                                                    15
Il Consorzio per la gestione di             The Consortium for the management of
AREA Science Park è Ente Nazionale          AREA Science Park is a National Research                                                                                                        www.cbm.fvg.it
di Ricerca che opera sul territorio         Body which operates on a local and
regionale e nazionale per favorire la       national level to foster territorial
competitività delle imprese e del           and business competitiveness, by
territorio, fornendo supporto qualificato   supporting the technology transfer and
per il trasferimento tecnologico,           encouraging entrepreneurial training and
                                            internationalisation.
occupandosi di formazione
imprenditoriale e internazionalizzazione.   It manages the first multi-sector Science                                           CBM is a public-private consortium that coordinates the Technology District of
                                            and Technology Park in Italy, where the                                             Molecular Biomedicine of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region. CBM's aim is to become
Gestisce il primo Parco Scientifico e
                                            tenants, now 87, have been operating for
Tecnologico multisettoriale italiano,       30 years in the field of scientific research,
                                                                                                                                a leading provider of preclinical services in Central Europe and beyond. Its
con 87 realtà insediate, dove si svolgono   development and innovation, with a view                                             expertise includes technologies for biomarker discovery, including genomics,
da 30 anni attività di ricerca, sviluppo    to achieving excellence and improving                                               proteomics, optical imaging and nanomedicine, complemented by a highly qualified
e innovazione tese al raggiungimento        quality of life.                                                                    bioinformatics team performing both routine services, as well as custom and
di risultati d’eccellenza per migliorare                                                                                        integrated research projects.
la qualità della vita.                      AREA Science Park is the place where
                                            highly specialised training, research and
Ecco AREA Science Park, un luogo            business meet and turn into an essential                                            CBM R&D capacities are supported by a dedicated grant office. Projects currently
dove la formazione di alta qualità, la      resource for boosting the economic and                                              under management are funded by European, national and regional contributions.
ricerca e il fare impresa si incontrano     employment growth of Italy.                                                         CBM also runs professional training programmes for advanced research and
e si convertono in una fondamentale                                                                                             technology transfer, promoting international researchers' mobility and contact
risorsa per la crescita economica e                                                                                             between research and industry.
occupazionale del Paese.




AREA Science Park

Una risorsa per il territorio
A resource for territorial competitiveness
                                                                                            graphic design: Mariangela Paludo
CBM                                                                                                        CBM
Bioinformatics Core Facility                                                                               Optical Imaging Core Facility
                  Strada Statale 14, km 163.5                CONTACT: Paolo Sonego                                            Strada Statale 14, km 163.5               CONTACT: Chiara Garrovo
                  34149 Trieste                                       Bioinformatician                                        34149 Trieste                                      Post Doc
                  Italy                                      PHONE:   +39 040 3757721                                         Italy                                     PHONE:   +39 040 3757714
                                                             E-MAIL:  info@cbm.fvg.it                                                                                   E-MAIL:  info@cbm.fvg.it
                                                             WEB:     www.cbm.fvg.it                                                                                    WEB:     www.cbm.fvg.it




CBM is a leading national research facility and          ™ Design of custom microarrays.                   CBM is a leading national research facility and           ™ instrument and procedure training for quali-
service company.                                         ™ Analysis of microarray data.                    service company.                                             fied individuals;
From technological platforms for multidiscipli-          ™ Analysis of next-generation sequencing data.    Optical imaging core facility is working on               ™ experimental design & consultation services.
nary research to technology transfer services,           ™ Analysis of genomic features composition        a non invasive technology which allows to vis-            Laboratory is equipped for:
CBM acts as a bridge between research and                  in selected loci.                               ualize molecular events in real-time and over             ™ Optical images acquisition and analysis
industry in the molecular biomedicine regional           ™ Integrated meta-analysis of customer data       time in the same animal, providing an optimal                (cells, organs, small animals);
technology cluster.                                        and publicly available data-sets.               tool for studying tumor physiology, metastasis            ™ Labelling of vectors (e.g. drugs, antibodies,
Optical imaging core facility is working on              ™ Development of custom tracks for data           pattern, and tumor response to drug treatment.               peptides) with fluorescent probes;
a non invasive technology which allows to vis-             visualization.                                  The instruments present within the laboratory             ™ Cell culture;
ualize molecular events in real-time and over            ™ Publication level presentation of results       allow for the visualization of molecular and              ™ Short term animal housing.
time in the same animal, providing an optimal                                                              cellular processes both in vitro and in vivo, in          The laboratory has access to a pre-clinical opti-
tool for studying tumor physiology, metastasis           The bioinformatics instrumentation of CBM is:     small model organisms, supporting basic re-               cal imaging system – Explore Optix, ART – per-
pattern, and tumor response to drug treatment.           ™ 80 CPU - Linux HPC Cluster utilizing LSF        search as well as pre-clinical applications.              forming the acquisition of images showing the
The Bioinformatics Core Facility supports the              Platform.                                       The laboratory, therefore, is a resource both             distribution of fluorescence emitting probes
analysis of complex biomedical data deriving             ™ MySQL and PostgreSQL database servers.          for a detailed understanding of biological and            which expose biological processes at the mo-
from advanced technologies of genomics and               ™ Large SAN storage facility and automated        pathological events within the organism, and              lecular and cellular level in small animals.
proteomics.                                                backup system.                                  for the development of new targeted therapeu-
                                                                                                           tic approaches at the molecular level.                    WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Organization type:                                       WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR                                                                                     Type of partner sought:
Public-private SME                                       Type of partner sought:                           Organization type:                                        Public and private partners as SMEs, research
                                                         Public and private partners as SMEs, research     Public-private SME                                        centres, industries and academic departments.
Keywords:                                                centres, industries and academic departments.
bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, data                                                                 Keywords:                                                 Type of cooperation sought:
analysis                                                 Type of cooperation sought:                       optical imaging, preclinical studies, NIR spectral        ™ Technical cooperation: cooperation and sup-
                                                         ™ Technical cooperation: cooperation in the       band, in vivo biodistribution                                port in the field of fluorescence microscopy
Sector: biomedicine and biotechnology                       field of bioinformatics and cutting edge                                                                    and immunohistochemistry
                                                            genomic technologies (next generation          Sector: biomedicine and biotechnology                     ™ Projects Partnership: European Projects
Number of employees:                                        sequencing, microarrays etc)
50 (including 30 researchers)                            ™ Projects Partnership: European Projects         Number of employees:                                      Topics of cooperation:
                                                                                                           50 (including 30 researchers)                             ™ Health
WHAT WE OFFER                                            Topics of cooperation:                                                                                      ™ Other: NIR optical imaging cell tracking and
The Bioinformatics Core Facility is particularly         ™ health                                          WHAT WE OFFER                                               bioluminescence
focused on the provision of customized solu-                                                               Available Imaging Services:
tions tackling the integration and analysis of           Detailed specification and description of         ™ labelling of antibodies, proteins and chemi-            Detailed specification and description of
complex datasets, as well as the analysis of data        partner sought                                      cal products;                                           partner sought
derived from other CBM services (e.g. expres-            The Bioinformatics Core Facility is looking       ™ imaging of receptor-targeted fluorophore                Optical Imaging Lab is looking for partners to
sion profiling data).                                    for partners to share expertises for european       agents, blood pool imaging agents, smart                share expertises for european projects applica-
The service offer includes but is not limited to:        projects and to promote its services to private     probes;                                                 tions and to promote its services to private and
™ Support and consultancy for experimental               and public institutions that need to analyse      ™ animal model preparation;                               public institutions that need to perform in vivo
   design.                                               complex data, mainly from genomics sources.       ™ data reduction, statistical analysis and post-          preclinical studies to analize probes‘ biodistribu-
                                                                                                             acquisition image processing;                           tion in mice.


                                                    18                                                                                                          19
ESTECO


                   Padriciano 99                             CONTACT: Danilo Di Stefano
                   34149 Trieste                                      Researcher
                   Italy                                     PHONE:   +39 040 3755548
                                                             E-MAIL:  info@esteco.com
                                                             WEB:     www.esteco.com




ESTECO was created in 1999 as a university                 Advanced methodologies for Design of Experi-
spin-off based on a European Union project                 ments and Multivariate Analysis are available
aimed at translating a Design Optimization                 into an integrated environment with state of the
(FRONTIER) tool into a commercial product.                 art charts and statistical reports.
Within two years it went from a research-stage
product into a world-class, industrial-strength,           WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
multiobjective optimization platform, named                Type of partner sought:
modeFRONTIER. The initial competence in op-                ™ Industry
timization techniques, numerical analysis and              ™ SME
information technology was enlarged and now                ™ Research centres
ESTECO competences cover all technological                 ™ Universities
components needed for integrating design and
simulation tools into a single IT environment.             Type of cooperation sought:
                                                           ™ Commercial and / or technical partnership
Organization type:                                            with foreign Companies
SME                                                        ™ License Agreement
                                                           ™ Joint further development
Keywords:                                                  ™ Cooperation in joint projects under 7th FP or
Design Process Optimization, Design of Experi-                other transnational projects.
ments, Multivariate Analysis
                                                           Topics of cooperation:


                                                                                                              Czech Academic
Sector: multidisciplinary                                  ™ Test-case applications of Design of Experi-
                                                             ments and Multiobjective optimization in
Number of employees: 30                                      biotech, biomedical, biomechanical, nan-


                                                                                                              Research Teams
                                                             otech and related fields.
WHAT WE OFFER
modeFRONTIER
Software that offers support trough all stages of
the design process, making the most advanced
optimisation technology available through
a user-friendly interface. Advanced methodolo-
gies for Design of Experiments and Multivariate
Analysis are available into an integrated environ-
ment with state of the art charts and statistical
reports.
Support in making efficient use of simula-
tion tools in the design process of new prod-
ucts.
Support tool for designers and researchers in the
acquisition of new skills in the field of optimisa-
tion techniques applied to the design process.


                                                      20
Centre for Biomedical Image Analysis
Faculty of Informatics
Masaryk University
                  Botanická 68A                           CONTACT: Assoc. Prof. Michal Kozubek
                  602 00 Brno                                      Head of the CBIA
                  Czech Republic                          PHONE:   +420 549 49 4023
                                                          E-MAIL:  kozubek@fi.muni.cz
                                                          WEB:     cbia.fi.muni.cz




Centre for Biomedical Image Analysis is in-            WHAT WE OFFER
terested in automation of image acquisition            We offer know-how in the fields of digital image
and image analysis in light microscopy. The            analysis as well as digital image acquisition, es-
research is mostly focused on processing of            pecially when applied to light microscopy and to
tissues, cells, cell nuclei, chromosomes, and          processing images of cells and their components
genes in order to contribute to understanding          (stained genes, chromosomes, proteins, etc.).
of genetic material organization in human cell         We have experience in handling the cell material
nuclei. Instruments developed for this purpose         and its staining and preparation for light micro-
in the Centre are unique in the world.                 scopy. We can optimize and automate the light
                                                       microscopy system for a particular application.
Organization type:                                     We concentrate on confocal spatial (3D) imag-
University                                             ing including live cell imaging over time. Thanks
                                                       to the imaging software developed by our group
Keywords:                                              we have built several unique automated light mi-
biomedical image analysis, digital image acqui-        croscopy systems and are able to help with the
sition, light microscopy, image cytometry              construction of other such systems.

Sector: applied computer science                       WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
                                                       Type of partner sought:
Number of employees: 20                                SME, research centre, university, academic dept.

                                                       Type of cooperation sought:
                                                       ™ Research and Development
                                                       ™ Projects Partnership: EU FP7 and other
                                                          European grants

                                                       Topics of cooperation:
                                                       ™ Health: Cell imaging in cancer studies
                                                       ™ Other: Image acquisition and image analy-
                                                         sis, especially in light microscopy

                                                       Detailed specification and description of
                                                       partner sought
                                                       We are looking for partners interested in the
                                                       cooperation in the above-mentioned areas, es-
                                                       pecially in the development of automatic cell
                                                       imaging systems for the observation of various
                                                       cellular processes including live cell imaging.
                                                       We are also looking for partners attending to
                                                       the analysis of biomedical image data also from
                                                       other modalities such as CT, MRI or ultrasound.


                                                  23
Department of Biochemistry                                                                                  Dept. of Ceramics and Polymers
Faculty of Science                                                                                          Faculty of Mechanical Engeneering
Masaryk University                                                                                          Brno University of Technology
                  Kotlářská 2                              CONTACT: Petr Skládal                                                Purkyňova 118                        CONTACT: Prof. Jaroslav Cihlář
                  611 37 Brno                                       Associate Professor                                         612 00 Brno                                   Head of Department
                  Czech Republic                           PHONE:   +420 549 49 7010                                            Czech Republic                       PHONE:   +420 541 14 3383
                                                           E-MAIL:  skladal@chemi.muni.cz                                                                            E-MAIL:  cihlar@fme.vutbr.cz
                                                           WEB:     biosensor.chemi.muni.cz                                                                          WEB:     ime.fme.vutbr.cz/okap1en.html




Laboratory of Biosensors and Nanobiotechnol-            tion and immobilization procedures.                 The Department of Ceramics and Polymers                WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
ogies is focused on development of: immuno-                                                                 focuses on fundamental and applied research            Type of partner sought:
sensors for pesticides, mycotoxins, PCBs and            WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR                             in the area of advanced ceramics for medical,          Any
pathogens (screen-printed electrodes), enzyme           Type of partner sought:                             electrochemical, metallurgical and engineering
sensors with cholinesterases for organophos-            SME/industrial and academic partners seeking        applications. It also provides teaching in the         Type of cooperation sought:
phates and bioelectronic tongue for charac-             collaboration, services and join research propos-   field of materials engineering and chemistry.          ™ Technical cooperation
terization of wine. Nanobiotechnology for               al preparation in biosensor / nanobiotechnology     Research of the Department covers the follow-          ™ Research and Development
identification of DNA-benzo[a]pyrene aducts.            fields.                                             ing areas:                                             ™ Projects Partnership
EU projects included: INTELLISENS, CELLSENS,                                                                ™ physical and materials chemistry of ceramic
BIODET, BIOMIMIC; NATO: Nanomechanics                   Type of cooperation sought:                             materials and composites,                          Topics of cooperation:
for bioagents.                                          ™ Technical cooperation                             ™ technologies of advanced ceramic materials           ™ Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials
                                                        ™ Research and Development                              (injection moulding, pressing – CIP, HIP,            and new production technologies
Organization type:                                      ™ Projects Partnership – FP7 – Nanobiotech-             extruding, electrophoretic deposition, dip-        ™ Advanced bioceramic materials and com-
Academic (Research Laboratory)                             nology, partially Health and Food; National          coating, spraying, sol-gel methods),                 posites
                                                           and Regional Programs – MPO/TIP                  ™ physical and chemical interactions between           ™ Electroceramic materials for solid oxide fuel
Keywords:                                                                                                       metals and ceramics,                                 cells and electrolytes, ceramic membranes,
biosensor; nanobiotechnology; affinity interac-         Topics of cooperation:                              ™ physical, chemical and biological properties           sensors,....
tions; scanning probe microscopy; piezoelectric         ™ Food quality control using biosensors                 of advanced ceramic materials,
sensors                                                 ™ Detection of biomarkers, portable bioana-         ™ bioceramics and bioceramic composites,
                                                          lytical systems                                   ™ nanoceramics,
Sector: biotech                                         ™ Nanobiotechnology, nanomechanical                 ™ electroceramics.
                                                          transducers, nanolithography for biological
Number of employees: 13                                   objects, nanomanipulations, nanobioelec-          Organization type:
                                                          tronics                                           university
WHAT WE OFFER                                           ™ Bioanalytical systems for military use (detec-
Development of biosensors and bioanalyti-                 tion of bioaerosols)                              Sector: materials
cal systems composed of enzymes, antibodies
and cells combined with electrochemical, pi-            Detailed specification and description of
ezoelectric, fluorescence and surface plasmon           partner sought
resonance based transducers. Experience in de-          Thanks to our broad range of activities focused
sign and testing of biosensor-based detection           on both basic and applied reasearch as well as
of chemical and bioagents. Characterization of          existing experience in the development of sev-
biointeractions in real time using QCM (5 sys-          eral biosensor-based prototype systems, we are
tems) and Biacore (2000 and 3000). Surface              able to collaborate with both industrial and aca-
characterization - atomic force (AFM), scanning         demic partners on different types of activities.
tunneling (STM) and optical near field (SNOM)           Perhaps the most interesting is collaboration in
microscopies using Ntegra Vita / Solaris sys-           applied research / design and prototype devel-
tems. Design and Development of software for            opment involving biosensor-based technologies,
biosensor control (Delphi, Labview). Preparation        though including much broader range of activi-
of bioconjugtes, labeling and immobilization of         ties – screening and advanced kinetic charac-
biomolecules. Courses on biosensors, nanobio-           terization of novel recombinant biomolecules,
technology, applied enzymology, bioconjuga-             antibodies, bioconjugates, biomimetic ligands.

                                                   24                                                                                                         25
Dept. of Functional Genomics and Proteomics                                                                Dept. of Functional Genomics and Proteomics
Faculty of Science                                                                                         Faculty of Science
Masaryk University                                                                                         Masaryk University
                                                                                                                                                                     CONTACT: Jan Hejátko, Ph.D.
                 Kamenice 5                               CONTACT: Prof. Jiří Fajkus, Ph.D.                                  Kamenice 5                                       Head of the Laboratory of
                 625 00 Brno                                       Head of the Department                                    625 00 Brno                                      Molecular Plant Physiology
                 Czech Republic                           PHONE:   +420 549 49 4003                                          Czech Republic                          PHONE:   +420 549 49 4165
                                                          E-MAIL:  fajkus@sci.muni.cz                                                                                E-MAIL:  hejatko@sci.muni.cz
                                                          WEB:     www.sci.muni.cz/fgp/                                                                              WEB:     www.sci.muni.cz/fgp/




ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICALLY                               WHAT WE OFFER                                       LABORATORY OF MOLECULAR PLANT                          WHAT WE OFFER
IMPORTANT MOLECULAR COMPLEXES                          Comparative plant karyotype analysis, com-          PHYSIOLOGY                                             ™ genotyping and map-based cloning
Department of Functional Genomics and Pro-             parative chromosome painting, phylogenomics         We are interested in the identification of mo-         ™ analysis of gene expression (both qualitative
teomics is a research-educational department           (Assoc. Prof. Martin Lysák)                         lecular mechanisms driving hormonal regula-              and quantitative)
of the Faculty of Science and the newly estab-         Analysis of telomeres, telomere-associated pro-     tion of plant development. At the moment               ™ plant mutagenesis
lished research centre CEITEC of the Masaryk           teins and telomerase activity in mammalians         we are screening potential interest of biotech         ™ protein expression and purification
University.                                            and plants.                                         and/or investment partners participation in our        ™ protein crystallization
All units of the Department participate in re-         ™ for molecular diagnostics of cancer, develop-     projects aimed towards crops yield improve-            ™ plant proteome analysis
search projects, as well as in undergraduate              ment of cancer treatment based on telomer-       ment using molecular breeding and the use of           ™ plant tissue cultures
and graduate education. Moreover, the Core                ase inhibition, etc.                             plant systems in biopharmaceuticals (particu-          ™ plant transgenosis
Laboratory provides services in special genom-         ™ to analyse novel compounds prospective as         larly antibodies and alkaloids) production.            ™ analysis of protein-protein interactions both
ic and proteomic techniques both inside the               telomerase inhibitors.                                                                                    in vitro and in vivo
University, and to regional and international                                                              Organization type:
partner institutions and customers.                    WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR                             University                                             WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
This profile is further focused on ABIMC labo-         Type of partner sought:                                                                                    Type of partner sought:
ratory. The name of the laboratory reflects the        SME or industrial partner interested in develop-    Keywords: hormonal regulation of plant devel-          Research centre, industry, SME.
fact that processes connected with transfer and        ment of drugs which interfere with telomere         opment, regulation of crop fitness and yield,
expression of genetic information are governed         maintenance                                         molecular breeding, genetics, genomics and             Type of cooperation sought:
and accomplished by means of specific interac-         SME or industrial partner interested in develop-    proteomics of model plants and crops, antibod-         ™ Technical cooperation
tions of nucleic acids, proteins and other bio-        ment of drugs which affect epigenetic levels of     ies production in plants, biopharmaceuticals           ™ Research and Development
molecules. The scope of our research includes          regulation of gene activity                         plant production                                       ™ Licence Agreement
structure and function of eukaryotic chromo-           SME or industrial partner interested in testing                                                            ™ Projects Partnership (both national and
somes and of their indispensable functional            equipment for specific research applications (mi-   Sector: plant biotech                                     international programs, where the participa-
domains, telomeres. We are also interested in          croscopy and other optical methods, biophysi-                                                                 tion of the private investment is necessary).
plant genome and chromosome evolution, tel-            cal methods for analysis of DNA-protein and         Number of employees:
omere and telomerase evolution and dynamics            protein-protein interactions etc.)                  11 research staff members + 11 Ph.D. students          Topics of cooperation:
of chromatin structure. We also provide teach-                                                                                                                    ™ Use of plant systems in biopharmaceuticals,
ing courses thematically connected with the            Type of cooperation sought:                                                                                  food and biofuel production.
scope of our research, and supervise diploma           ™ Technical cooperation
and PhD students.                                      ™ Research and Development
                                                       ™ Licence Agreement
Organization type:                                     ™ Projects Partnership
University
                                                       Topics of cooperation:
Keywords: telomere biology; genome and chro-           ™ development of plant systems for their use
mosome structure and evolution; epigenetics              in biotechnology applications...
                                                       ™ use of knowledge from telomere biology
Sector: research and education                           and/or epigenetics in molecular diagnostics
                                                         and treatment of serious diseases
Number of employees: 14



                                                  26                                                                                                         27
Dept. of Functional Genomics and Proteomics                                                                 Dept. of Microelectronics
Faculty of Science                                                                                          Fac. of Electrical Engineering and Communication
Masaryk University                                                                                          Brno University of Technology
                                                                                                                                                                       CONTACT: Prof. Radimír Vrba
                  Kamenice 5                               CONTACT: Zbyněk Zdráhal                                            Údolní 53                                         Vice-dean
                  625 00 Brno                                       Head of the Core Facility                                 602 00 Brno                              PHONE:   +420 541 14 6161
                  Czech Republic                           PHONE:   +420 549 49 1466                                          Czech Republic                           E-MAIL:  vrbar@feec.vutbr.cz
                                                           E-MAIL:  zdrahal@sci.muni.cz                                                                                WEB:     www.umel.feec.vutbr.cz,
                                                           WEB:     www.sci.muni.cz/fgp/                                                                                        www.uamt.feec.vutbr.cz




PROTEOMIC CORE FACILITY                                  WHAT WE OFFER                                      DEPARTMENT OF MICROELECTRONICS                          comprises chemical wet sensors and gas sensors
Mass spectrometry – based proteomics.                    Provided services – MS-based proteomics:           We offer design, development and testing of             development and their integration and micro-
CF activities cover all steps of proteomic analy-        ™ protein isolation                                custom integrated circuits (ASIC), modelling,           and submicrosystems. It includes research and
sis – protein isolation, separation of protein           ™ separation of protein mixtures                   analysis and design of digital and analog ICs,          development of microflow systems with sensi-
mixtures, protein characterization by mass               ™ intact protein analysis                          digital synthesis on chip, CPLD and FPGA de-            tive transducers and lab-on-chip. Experience in
spectrometry and bioinformatic data process-             ™ peptide/protein profiling (e.g. microorgan-      sign. Filters and circuits in current mode.             molecular biology, bioelectrochemistry, voltam-
ing.                                                        ism characterization)                           Electronics and electronic smart systems. Mi-           metric analysis of nucleic acids and proteins, the
                                                         ™ protein identification                           crocontrollers and programming. Optoelec-               study of the electrochemical behaviour of nucle-
Organization type:                                       ™ characterization of protein modifications        tronics.                                                ic acids and proteins on the surface of mercury
University                                               ™ protein quantification                           We are strong in sensors and sensor signal              or carbon electrodes.
                                                         ™ data processing – image analysis of 2D gels,     processing, development of various devices for
Keywords: proteomics, mass spectrometry                     interpretation of mass spectrometric data       sensoric applications, algorithms for smart mi-         WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
                                                         ™ teaching courses, hands-on courses               crosensor networks in embedded applications.            Type of partner sought:
Sector: biomedical and biotech research                  ™ consulting services                              Electronic detectors for sensors, monitoring            Industrial partners, research centres, university
                                                                                                            systems, intelligent sensors, instrumentation           departments
Number of employees: 8                                   WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR                            for electrochemical analysis, TFT based sen-
                                                         Type of partner sought:                            sors.                                                   Type of cooperation sought:
                                                         research centre, university, academic dept., in-   Nanotechnologies.                                       ™ Technical cooperation
                                                         dustry, SME                                                                                                ™ Research and Development
                                                                                                            DEPARTMENT OF CONTROL                                   ™ Projects Partnership, e.g. FP7, ENIAC, AR-
                                                         Type of cooperation sought:                        AND INSTRUMENTATION                                        TEMIS, other European grants, National and
                                                         ™ Research and Development                         Research groups: Control,        Measurement,              Regional Programs
                                                         ™ Projects Partnership                             Robotic and Artificial Intelligence, Computer
                                                                                                            Vision, Industrial Automation                           Topics of cooperation:
                                                         Topics of cooperation:                                                                                     ™ Microelectronics, nanoelectronics, nanote-
                                                         ™ Microorganism identification, proteomic          Organization type:                                        chnologies, embedded systems, sensors
                                                           analysis                                         University                                                and sensor networks, new control technolo-
                                                         ™ Biomedical applications                                                                                    gies, electronics, wireless communication
                                                         ™ Molecular biology                                Sector: ICT, microelectronics, control technolo-          technologies.
                                                                                                            gies, sensors, biosensors
                                                                                                                                                                    Detailed specification and description of
                                                                                                            Number of employees: 50                                 partner sought
                                                                                                                                                                    We are looking for industrial partners trying to
                                                                                                            WHAT WE OFFER                                           improve their production by R&D of advanced
                                                                                                            Expertise in research and development of new            nano and micro technologies, nano and micro-
                                                                                                            sensors and transducers and networks of sen-            electronics, sensors and sensor networks, wire-
                                                                                                            sors, mostly in wireless connection. Experience         less networks, embedded systems for industrial
                                                                                                            in area of sensors and submicron electronic sys-        automation. We seek partners with technology
                                                                                                            tems design. Development of nanostructured              orientations that will help us in developing of
                                                                                                            electrodes for chemical, biochemical and medi-          new devices based on nanotechnologies.
                                                                                                            cal sensing, MEMS and NEMS. The expertise


                                                    28                                                                                                         29
Department of Physical Electronics                                                                         Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses
Faculty of Science                                                                                         Faculty of Science
Masaryk University                                                                                         Masaryk University
                 Kotlářská 2                              CONTACT: Lenka Zajíčková                                           Kamenice 126/3                          CONTACT: prof. RNDr. Jiří Hřebíček, CSc.
                 611 37 Brno                                       Assoc. Prof.                                              625 00 Brno                                      Director for Science
                 Czech Republic                           PHONE:   +420 549 49 8217                                          Czech Republic                          PHONE:   +420 549 49 3186
                                                          E-MAIL:  lenkaz@physics.muni.cz                                                                            E-MAIL:  hrebicek@iba.muni.cz
                                                          WEB:     www.physics.muni.cz/kfe/                                                                          WEB:     www.iba.muni.cz




The university department equipped for the             WHAT WE OFFER                                       University research institute with 40 Ph.D. stu-        WHAT WE OFFER
research in plasma science (optical emission           We offer PECVD and PVD technologies for             dents in the area of synthesis and preparation          contract research, testing including thermo-me-
spectroscopy, Langmuir probes, mass spec-              preparation of thin films and nanostructured        of composite materials for dentistry and ortho-         chanical, analytical and cytotoxicology, animal
trometry), plasma processing (PECVD, PVD)              materials. It includes carbon nanotubes, iron       pedics, modification of proteins and polysach-          testing
and material characterization (ellipsometry,           based nanoparticles, hard coatings such as na-      arides for various scaffolds for cell essays and
optics of disordered solids, FTIR, micro- and          nocrystalline diamond and diamond-like carbon,      tissue engineering, biomechanics of dental im-          WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
nanoindentation, surface free energy evalua-           organosilicon plasma polymers etc. We have          plants, out-of-cell hard tissue generation.             Type of partner sought:
tion, thermal desorption analysis).                    good expertise in some material characteriza-                                                               no preference
                                                       tion methods such as optics of thin films and       Organization type:
Organization type:                                     disordered materials (UV/VIS/NIR ellipsometry       University                                              Type of cooperation sought:
University                                             and spectrophotometry, FTIR), indentation tests                                                             no preference
                                                       of mechanical properties (depth sensing micro-      Keywords: tissue engineering, scaffolds, biome-
Keywords: plasma, discharge, diamond like              and nanoindentation) and surface free energy        chanics, dental materials                               Topics of cooperation:
carbon, carbon nanotubes, PECVD, PVD                   evaluation.                                                                                                 ™ nanocomposites for tissue engineering
                                                                                                           Sector: biomedical materials                            ™ micro- an fiber composites for dentistry and
Sector: plasma processing, material engineering        WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR                                                                                       orthopedics, adhesion between synthetic
                                                       Type of partner sought:                             Number of employees: 50                                   and living tissues
Number of employees: 9                                 industrial partners, research centres, university
                                                       departments

                                                       Type of cooperation sought:
                                                       collaborative research and development of tech-
                                                       nologies, project partnership (FP7, Eurocores,
                                                       bilateral projects e.g. Czech/Germany, Techno-
                                                       logical Agency of Czech Republic)

                                                       Topics of cooperation:
                                                       nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and
                                                       new production technologies, biotechnologies

                                                       Detailed specification and description of
                                                       partner sought
                                                       We are looking for partners from industry that
                                                       wants to improve their production by R&D of
                                                       advanced materials and nanotechnologies. We
                                                       seek partners with engineering orientations that
                                                       will help us in developing of devices based on
                                                       thin film and nanotechnologies. We also seek
                                                       research groups with complementary expertise,
                                                       e.g. chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry.



                                                  30                                                                                                          31
Institute of Materials Chemistry                                                                            Institute of Physical Engineering
Faculty of Chemistry                                                                                        Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology                                                                               Brno University of Technology
                  Purkyňova 118                            CONTACT: prof. RNDr. Josef Jančář, CSc.                            Technická 2                              CONTACT: Prof. Tomáš Šikola
                  612 00 Brno                                       Director                                                  616 96 Brno                                       Head of Department
                  Czech Republic                           PHONE:   +420 541 14 9311                                          Czech Republic                           PHONE:   +420 541 14 2707
                                                           E-MAIL:  jancar@fch.vutbr.cz                                                                                E-MAIL:  sikola@fme.vutbr.cz
                                                           WEB:     www.fch.vutbr.cz                                                                                   WEB:     physics.fme.vutbr.cz/ufi.php?Id=1




The university department equipped for the              WHAT WE OFFER                                       Department of Solid State Physics and Surfaces           ™ Development and application of UHV
research in plasma science (optical emission            We offer PECVD and PVD technologies for             ™ Study of the formation of early phases of                equipment for ion assisted molecular beam
spectroscopy, Langmuir probes, mass spec-               preparation of thin films and nanostructured          thin films                                               deposition (Ga, GaN)
trometry), plasma processing (PECVD, PVD)               materials. It includes carbon nanotubes, iron       ™ Thin layers of metals and their oxides                 ™ Study of interaction of microparticles
and material characterization (ellipsometry, op-        based nanoparticles, hard coatings such as na-      ™ Magnetic (ultra)thin films/multilayers and               (atoms, molecules and ions) with surfaces
tics of disordered solids, FTIR, micro- and na-         nocrystalline diamond and diamond-like carbon,        1D-0D nanostructures                                   ™ Application of SPM (STM/AFM) and
noindentation, surface free energy evaluation,          organosilicon plasma polymers etc. We have          ™ Superstructures and ultra thin films of Ga               focused ion beam (FIB) for fabrication of
thermal desorption analysis).                           good expertise in some material characteriza-         and wide-band gap semiconductors                         nanostructures
                                                        tion methods such as optics of thin films and       ™ Fabrication of nanostructures by nanolito-             ™ Study of magneto-electric transport and
Organization type:                                      disordered materials (UV/VIS/NIR ellipsometry         graphy and their application in a study of               photonic properties of nanostructures
Academic                                                and spectrophotometry, FTIR), indentation tests       transport properties and plasmonics                    ™ Plasmonics (resonant antennas)
                                                        of mechanical properties (depth sensing micro-      ™ Development of analytical techniques and               ™ Development and application of in situ
Keywords: plasma, discharge, diamond like               and nanoindentation) and surface free energy          methods for characterization of surfaces,                analytical and microscopic methods working
carbon, carbon nanotubes, PECVD, PVD                    evaluation.                                           thin films and nanostructures (UHV STM/                  under UHV conditions – SPM (STM/AFM),
                                                                                                              AFM, TOF-LEIS, XPS, SIMS, spectral ellip-                SIMS, TOF LEIS, XPS, LEED, TDS)
Sector: plasma processing, material engineering         WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR                               sometry and reflectometry, LEED/AES)                   ™ Study of interaction of SPM local probes
                                                        Type of partner sought:                                                                                        with surfaces,
Number of employees: 9                                  industrial partners, research centres, university   WHAT WE OFFER                                            ™ UHV technique
                                                        departments                                         Preparation of (ultra)thin films, and nanostruc-
                                                                                                            tures by ion and molecular-beam technologies,            WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
                                                        Type of cooperation sought:                         ion-beam etching of micro-and nanostructures,            We are searching for the partners from the com-
                                                        collaborative research and development of tech-     and fabrication of nanostructures by nanolitho-          mercial and academic sector for project coop-
                                                        nologies, project partnership (FP7, Eurocores,      graphic methods using scanning probe micro-              eration in the entire field of our research.
                                                        bilateral projects e.g. Czech/Germany, Techno-      scopes (local anodic oxidation), focused ion
                                                        logical Agency of Czech Republic)                   beam (FIB) and selective growth.
                                                                                                            Application of nanostructures in a study of
                                                        Topics of cooperation:                              transport properties and plasmonics (nano- and
                                                        nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and       micro antennas). Magnetic (ultra)thin films/mul-
                                                        new production technologies, biotechnologies        tilayers and 1D-0D nanostructures for spintron-
                                                                                                            ics; superstructures, ultra thin films and nanos-
                                                        Detailed specification and description of           tructures of Ga and GaN; early phases of thin
                                                        partner sought                                      films; thin layers of metals and their oxides.
                                                        We are looking for partners from industry that      ™ Modification of surfaces and etching of
                                                        wants to improve their production by R&D of             microstructures/nanostructures by ion
                                                        advanced materials and nanotechnologies. We             beams
                                                        seek partners with engineering orientations that    ™ Development and application of ion beam
                                                        will help us in developing of devices based on          assisted deposition technique (IBAD) for
                                                        thin film and nanotechnologies. We also seek            preparation of metal, oxide and nitride thin
                                                        research groups with complementary expertise,           films and multilayers
                                                        e.g. chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry.



                                                   32                                                                                                           33
National Centre for Biomolecular Research
Faculty of Science
Masaryk University
                 Kamenice 5                               CONTACT: prof. RNDr. Jaroslav Koča, DrSc.
                 625 00 Brno                                       Director
                 Czech Republic                           PHONE:   +420 549 49 5252
                                                          E-MAIL:  office@ncbr.chemi.muni.cz
                                                          WEB:     http://ncbr.chemi.muni.cz




National Centre for Biomolecular Research                 ™ Development of new experimental
(NCBR) is an independent institute of the Fac-               techniques of multidimensional NMR
ulty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno. The               spectroscopy
main activities of the Centre involve research        ™   Glycobiochemistry
in computational and theoretical methods, mo-             ™ Structure-functional studies of glycosyl-
lecular modeling, NMR spectroscopy, glycobio-                transferases and lectins
chemistry, research of RNA and DNA interac-           ™   Nanobiotechnology
tions and nanobiotechnology research.                     ™ Development of a novel sensing tech-
                                                             nique based on nanomechanics for rapid
Organization type:                                           detection of bioagents
Research institute                                        ™ Nanotechnological and bioanalytical
                                                             detection of the DNA damage
Keywords: computational chemistry, molecular          ™   RNA/Protein interactions
modeling, biomolecules, NMR spectroscopy,             ™   RNA processing and degradation
Glycobiochemistry, RNA/Protein interactions,          ™   DNA reparation
RNA processing and degradation, DNA repara-
tion, Nanobiotechnology                               WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
                                                      Type of partner sought:
Sector: biochemistry, biomolecular chemistry          Industry, Research centre, University

Number of employees: 60                               Type of cooperation sought:


                                                                                                           Italian Academic
                                                      ™ Technical cooperation
WHAT WE OFFER                                         ™ Research and Development
™ Computational chemistry and molecular               ™ Projects Partnership FP7, European grants


                                                                                                           Research Teams
  modeling
  ™ Software development (tools for visuali-          Topics of cooperation:
    zations, calculation of molecular proper-         ™ Structural biology, glycobiochemistry, lec-
    ties , simulations)                                 tines, RNA/DNA interactions
  ™ Research of structure and dynamics of             ™ Virtual screening, drug design, data mining,
    nucleic acids, proteins and their compo-            workflow systems
    nent                                              ™ Biosensors
  ™ Applications of quantum chemistry                 ™ Software development
    calculations
™ Computational studies on nucleic acids              Detailed specification and description of part-
  ™ Structure, dynamics and function of               ner sought
    catalytic RNA                                     Industrial partners or research centers, for which
  ™ Molecular interactions in nucleic acids           is our expertise beneficial.
™ NMR spectroscopy
  ™ Stuctural and conformational study of
    nucleic acids and proteins



                                                 34
Dept. of Mathematics and Informatics
University of Trieste

                  p.le Europa 1                            CONTACT: prof. Andrea Sgarro
                  34100 Trieste                                     Professor
                  Italy                                    PHONE:   +39 040 558 2635
                                                           E-MAIL:  dsma@units.it, sgarro@units.it
                                                           WEB:     www.dmi.units.it




Our Dept DMI has a large scope, cf. www.dmi.             WHAT WE OFFER
units.it as is standard for Depts of Italian uni-        BCI Summer School, Biology Computation Infor-
versities. More specifically, the research group         mation, Dobbiaco-Toblach September 2010, cf.
of interest comprises 5 persons, two full profes-        the address http://www.dmi.units.it/bci2010/
sors (Sgarro, Omodeo), one associate profes-
sor (Fabris) and two younger researchers (Bor-
tolussi, Casagrande), working in bioinformatics
and systems biology. We have tight links with
CBM, Trieste (we are part of a FIRB research
project at CBM financed by the Italian Govern-
ment) and with the University of Udine (re-
search group headed by prof. Alberto Policriti).
Also this year we are co-organising a summer
school on bioinformatics and systems biology,
BCI 2010 (Biology, computation, information)
to be held in Dobbiaco-Toblach in september
2010. Cf. www.dmi.units.it for more details.

Organization type:
Academic Department

Keywords: mathematics, informatics, computer
science

Sector: bioinformatics, systems biology

Number of employees: 40 (5 in our group)




                                                    37
            Institute of Applied Genomics


                                  Via J. Linussio 52                           CONTACT: Simone Scalabrin
                                  33100 Udine                                           Bioinformatics co-team leader
                                  Italy                                        PHONE:   +39 0432 629741
                                                                               E-MAIL:  scalabrin@appliedgenomics.org
                                                                               WEB:     www.appliedgenomics.org




            Research center working on the field of plant                   BIOINFORMATICS
            genetics with particular care to sequencing,                    On Illumina GAIIx Genomic DNA resequencing
            re-sequencing, assembly and annotation of ge-                   ™ Sequence alignment (reference assembly)
            nomes. Three main groups: wet-lab biologists,                      with Eland and CLC or with an internally de-
            bioinformaticians and breeders.                                    veloped software, FAST. • Visualization on
            The plant we are mainly interested in is grape-                    Gbrowse of coverage profiles for sequences
            vine but we are involved in lots of sequencing                     aligned on a reference genome.
            projects (among others peach, citrus, wheat,                    ™ Visualization on Gbrowse of mappability
            barley, poplar). Very active in the field of bio-                  profiles (degree of repetitiveness for in each
            informatics, both developing new tools and                         point of the genomic sequence). This data is
            organizing data workflow. IGA is connected                         useful for genome annotation, e.g. Repeats
            to a private company, IGA Technology Service,                      identification and Copy-Number Variations
            which provides service both on plants and on                       (CNVs). • Transcriptome analysis (on ge-




                                                                                                                      Architecture and general designer A PLUS a.s.; Photo for A PLUS a.s. by Zdeněk Náplava
            human.                                                             nomes with a reference assembly available).
                                                                            ™ Sequence alignment (reference assembly),
            Organization type:                                                 so called mRNA-seq.
MASARYK UNIVERSITY
            Research Center
                                                                            WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
U) RANKS AMONG THE EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH
              Keywords: bioinformatics, sequencing, illumina                Type of partner sought:
 TITUTIONS IN EUROPE WHICH ARE DEVELOPING MOST
                                                                            research centres, university, private companies
PIDLY. IT IS GRADUALLY BECOMING A CENTRE OF EURO-
              Sector: biotech
AN RESEARCH, ESPECIALLY IN THE INTER-BRANCH FIELDS
                                                                            Type of cooperation sought:
   LIFE SCIENCE, INFORMATICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE.
              Number of employees: 30
THE STAGE OF PREPARATIONS ARE CENTRES OF EXCEL-
                                                                            ™ Technical cooperation
  T SCIENCE SUCH AS THE AMBITIOUS PROJECT OF THE
                                                                            ™ Research and Development
              WHAT WE OFFER
NTRAL EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (CEITEC,                             ™ Projects Partnership
              BASIC SERVICES
WW.CEITEC.EU) WHICH IS FOCUSED ON BASIC RESEARCH,
              ™ Random-shear library construction from
 D IMPORTANT REGIONAL CENTRES OF APPLIED RESEARCH                           Detailed specification and description of part-
                 genomic DNA
CLUDING CETOCOEN AND CERIT).                                                ner sought
            ™ Cloning of PCR products                                       We are already collaborating with the Institute
            ™ Sub-cloning of large insert clones (e.g. BAC)                 of Experimental Botany in Olomouc, reference
 oost to the dynamic development of MU was given by
 unique project of a university campus built on an area of
                                                                            prof. Jaroslav Dolezel. We are seeking for similar
 hectares in SEQUENCING SERVICES approximately
             Brno-Bohunice at the cost of                                   scientific collaborations and new customers for
  200 millionServices based on ABI3730 sequencer
              between 2005 and 2009. It is comprised of       Sanger        our activity of external service.
  dozen pavilions for Life Science and includes an incuba-
             sequencing on:
 of biomedical technologies for newly established firms.
             ™ plasmid libraries
            ™ cDNA libraries
             ™ PCR for co-operation with partners is the
  MU place of contactproducts
  hnology Transfer Office, which protects the MU intellec-
             ™ BAC ends (BES)
 l property and secures the transfer of technologies and
owledge. More information is available at www.muni.cz,
 w.ctt.muni.cz (direct contact: Jan Slovák, Director of the
  Technology Transfer Office, slovak@ctt.muni.cz).

                                                                                 www.muni.cz
                                                                       38
                      www.synbiosis.org/brokerage




    SynBIOsis is a project of
          the 7th Framework
       Programme, which is
  implemented in the South
           Moravian Region,
   Czech Republic and Friuli
Venezia Giulia Region, Italy.

								
To top