At a Glance
  • Status: Completed Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2006
  • Initiating Organization: European Commission's 6th Framework Project
  • Initiator Type: Government
  • No disease focus
  • Location: Europe
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Abstract

The OptiCryst STREP aims to take a leap forward scientifically and commercially to obtain high-quality crystals of proteins, which are proving difficult to crystallize, providing a support platform for Europe's Structural Genomics initiatives that are struggling to deliver structures. Protein crystallization has gained a new strategic and commercial relevance in the post-genomic era due to its pivotal role in Structural Genomics: producing high-quality crystals has always been a bottleneck to structure determination, and this problem is becoming increasingly acute within worldwide initiatives.

Mission

Opticryst has 2 key objectives: Develop and commercialize new, improved methods and equipment to obtain high-quality crystals of proteins difficult to crystallize; develop a platform for supporting the Structural Genomics initiatives in Europe struggling to deliver the number of structures that was hoped for. In conclusion, OptiCryst is designed to establish a new state-of-the-art in protein crystallization. Our consortium of commercial and academic partners will give Europe a leading role in an area crucial to improving human health and the economy.

Structure & Governance

OptiCyrst is a project of the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme

Financing

Funded under the European Commission’s Specific Target Research Project

Points of Contact

Email: r.m.bill@aston.ac.uk

Sponsors & Partners

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

DOUGLAS INSTRUMENTS LTD

FARFIELD GROUP LIMITED (FORMERLY FARFIELD SENSORS LIMITED)

GOTHIA YEAST SOLUTIONS AB

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

KEY DRUG PROTOTYPING BV

MOLECULAR DIMENSIONS LTD

PLS DESIGN GMBH

TRIANA SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

UNIVERSITÄT ZU LÜBECK


Last Updated: 06/20/2017

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