DAFIA - Biomacromolecules from municipal solid bio-waste fractions and fish waste for high added value applications
The main objective of DAFIA is to exploit municipal solid wastes (MSW) and marine rest raw materials (MRRM) as feedstocks for higher value products. Municipal solids wastes represents more than 500 kg/capita (EU-27 average) and 300 million tonnes overall every year in the EU-32. Currently, approximately 50% of this volume is landfilled, while the rest is incinerated for energy production.
BubbleCAN – Microbubbles for Ultrasound-Mediated Cancer Treatment
BubbleCAN addresses the optimization of a product for the delivery of very high local concentrations of drugs to tumors using non-invasive focused ultrasound. The product is based on SINTEF owned technology platforms.
SIP TER: Tailored encapsulation and release
In this project, we aim at increasing our competence and developing new polymer or hybrid capsule demonstrators using a range of techniques and materials. Nano- and microcapsules are currently of high interest in many applications where protection of ingredients is needed or a specific effect by controlled release is desired, e.g in food, lotions, bioreactors and paint.
Smartfish NutriDrug: Efficient oral drug delivery system for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases
New solutions for orally administrated drugs are in demand by users, society and the pharmaceutical industry. The overall goal of NutriDrug is to develop a novel and efficient oral drug delivery system for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases.
ResMap – Antibiotic resistance in Norwegian poultry production; Improved knowledge by advanced HTS-based technology platforms
In the ResMap project we will perform studies that will contribute to increased understanding of bacterial antibiotic resistance in Norwegian food production, in relation to consumption of poultry risk products and impacts on human health.
Mar3Bio – Biorefinery and biotechnological exploitation of marine biomasses
The marine biomasses used in Mar3Bio are brown algae and crustacean byproducts which are sources of the marine polysaccharides alginate and chitosan. These abundant but underexploited renewable biomasses have great potential for production of high value biomolecules.
EU-NCL – European Nanomedicine Characterization Laboratory
The main goal of this project is to reach international excellence in nanomedicine characterization for medical indications like cancer, diabetes, inflammatory diseases or infections in Europe, and make it accessible to all organizations developing candidate nanomedicines prior to their submission to regulatory agencies to get the approval for clinical trials and later marketing authorization.
Ordinary ultrasound imaging techniques cannot resolve the blood flow in small vessels properly. By injecting microbubbles into the blood stream, even tiny capillaries will become visible in the ultrasound images. Visualization of abnormal blood flow can help medical doctors detect cancer at an early stage and differentiate between stable and unstable atherosclerotic plaques.
NanoEFEct – Nanoparticle-Enhanced molecular Fluorescence-Endoscopy for detection of early-stage colorectal adenocarcinomas
The main goal of the project is to develop a method for early-stage diagnosis of colorectal cancer based on fluorescence optical imaging endoscopy, suitable for routine screening. Early detection will contribute to higher survival rate for these patients.