- BioFIT 2010
- Coopération Européenne
- BioFIT 2010
- NutrEvent 2011
- The Nutrition, Healthcare, Longevity Cluster
NHL: AT THE CROSSROADS OF NUTRITION, BIOTECHNOLOGY AND HEALTH
The Nutrition, Healthcare, Longevity Cluster focuses on a federating main theme: prevention via nutrition and treatment of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. It gathers 76 members involved in the agrifood industry, the actors of fundamental research and biotech companies. Its objective is to become one of Europe's top three centers of excellence in nutritional health by fostering the emergence of innovative public/private collaborative research projects; and thus far, 118 R&D projects have been approved, hence generating nearly 278 M€ in investment. These projects have led to a unique network of competence of Large Companies/SME’s/Very Small Enterprises and Academic Research laboratories in Nutrition and Health.
The Cluster brings together internationally-renowned key players who develop collaborative research projects that are in line with the Cluster’s areas, such as the new collaborative program between the biopharmaceutical company Genfit, located on the Eurasanté Bio-Business Park, and the German biopharmaceutical company, Bicoll. Together, they have identified the first active and confirmed hits for an orphan nuclear receptor with anti-inflammatory properties. The project called OLNORME II was approved and certified by the Nutrition Health Longevity Cluster in April 2010. The OLNORME II Consortium is focused on the development of a new class of drug candidates for the prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic diseases with an inflammatory component.
It is also worth noting that the Algohub project, initiated and led by Roquette, is world leader in polyols and one of Europe’s leaders in starch and its by-products. This consortium brings together 14 partners (industries, research and training centers, SME’s, startups, institutes) in order to raise the level of knowledge and effectively improve the production of microalgae. Renowned for their technological know-how and scientific knowledge, these partners will provide state-of-the-art expertise in key sectors: pharmacology, cosmetology, marine biotechnologies, cell engineering, depollution, aquaculture, extraction of active compounds, human nutrition, animal nutrition, plastics technology, separation/knowledge and control of light, etc.