Dolomite Is Key Partner In Collaborative R&D Consortium For Optical Sorting Of Stem Cells Under The Eurostars Framework
12/17/2013 9:51:04 AM
Royston, UK (17th December 2013) – Dolomite is collaborating with European
technology leaders over a two year publicly funded consortium. Danish project partners
OptoRobotix (R&D performing SME) and Bioneer (technological service partner) and
Dolomite will jointly develop a cutting edge stem cell handling technology. As the
market leader in microfluidic design, Dolomite will exploit its latest offerings to
transform from concept to biotech device. The collaboration recognizes Dolomite’s
proven track of Productizing Science®, its unique business philosophy.
Named OPTISORT (E! 7790 OPTISORT), the platform is expected to provide ‘Sorting
and analysis platform for fragile mammalian cells using novel combination of optical and
droplet technology’. The areas of stem cell biology and mammalian cell based
protein manufacturing are developing fast. The ability for gentle cell sorting
technologies and methods is expected to enable customers exploit unprecedented
applications of cell biology in technology. The Consortium combines novel optical and
droplet technology to create a commercial attractive platform. The collaboration has
awarded close to 1 million Euros with a view to benefit the biotechnology,
pharmaceutical and molecular biology industry.
The collaboration is made possible by the Eurostars Programme – a European Joint
Programme dedicated to the R&D performing SMEs, co-funded by the European Communities and 33 EUREKA member countries. Eurostars aims to stimulate SMEs with
a promising potential for international collaborative research and innovation,
enabling the route to international markets. Eurostars, the first European funding
programme dedicated to innovation driven SMEs highlights their importance as
essential sources of growth, employment, entrepreneurial skills, innovation and
economic and social cohesion. On average, a Eurostars project has 3 to 4 Participants,
2-3 Countries, 29 Months duration, and €1.4M R&D budget. Of a total of 9807
applicants, 613 Projects were successfully funded with a total budget of €878M (€390M
Estimated Public Funding).
Further information is available on Dolomite’s website.
Please visit www.dolomitemicrofluidics.
For the official Eurostar notification, type OPTISORT in the search
field at http://www.eurostars-eureka.eu
The Dolomite Centre Limited
Established in 2005 as the world’s first Microfluidic Application Centre, Dolomite focused on working with
customers to turn their concepts for microfluidic applications into reality. Today, Dolomite is the world leader
in solving microfluidic problems. With offices in the UK and US and distributors throughout the rest of the
world, its clients range from universities developing leading-edge analytical equipment, to manufacturers of
chemical, life sciences and clinical diagnostics systems.
Dolomite is pioneering the use of microfluidic devices for small-scale fluid control and analysis, enabling
manufacturers to develop more compact, cost-effective and powerful instruments. By combining specialist
glass, quartz and ceramic technologies with knowledge of high performance microfluidics, Dolomite is able to
provide solutions for a broad range of application areas including environmental monitoring, clinical
diagnostics, food and beverage, nuclear, agriculture, petrochemical, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and
chemicals. Furthermore Dolomite's in-house micro-fabrication facilities that include clean rooms and precision
glass processing facilities allow to prototype and test all solutions rapidly which ensures a faster development
cycle and reduces the time to market.
For more information please visit www.dolomite-microfluidics.com.
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