SINTEF Industry Biotechnology and Nanomedicine
RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
Biotechnology and nanomedicine are key enabling technologies for various sectors of society and multiple industries. The technology is used in development of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, biomaterials, enzymes, food, feed, chemicals and energy. SINTEF Industry has a strong operation in the fields of microbial molecular biology, bioprocess- and medical technology, biopolymers/polymers, biopharmaceuticals and nanomedicine, and is operating a state-of-the-art research infrastructure including advanced mass spectrometry.
High throughput screening facility, Trondheim
The robotic screening facility at SINTEF are optimized for high throughput analytical and cultivation work and enables us to process of thousands of samples or cultures per day.
Molecular biology laboratory
We have state of the art equipment for molecular biology, including an Illumina MiSeq sequencer, droplet digital PCR (ddPCR), Agilent Bioanalyzer, CHEF Mapper XA pulse field gel electrophoresis system and a Bluepippin cassette-based gel electrophoresis system for DNA and protein separation, in addition to ÄKTA FPLC equipment for protein purification. Our co-workers have several years of experience and master most topics and protocols related to genetic modification of bacteria.
Fermentation laboratory at SINTEF
SINTEF has a nationally leading research laboratory for development of microbial and cell based production processes. The laboratory has robotic equipment for miniaturized cultivation, large capacity incubators for shake flasks, laboratory fermentors (1-3 L) equipped for extensive process control and monitoring, and a pilot plant with two fermenters (50 and 300 L) for scale-up studies and small productions.
PlastiSea - Novel enhanced bioplastics from sustainable processing of seaweed
The main objective of PlastiSea is to develop novel bioplastic materials based on cultivated and wild species of brown algae.
SNAP - Seaweeds for Novel Applications and Products
The future bio economy is reliant on increased utilization of marine resources to meet increasing needs for food, feed, materials andproducts. Seaweed is an underutilized biomass in Europe with a great potential for value creation and industry development. The SNAPproject is innovation-focused and aims to develop novel products by upgrading and modifying five different polysaccharides from selected brown and red algae.
Getting the body to make its own cancer drugs
Imagine that we could instruct our bodies to make the drugs they need themselves. The gene technology that makes this possible is called mRNA therapy, which may become a major tool in the treatment of multiple diseases. Norwegian researchers are currently helping to develop a drug of this kind to treat the most aggressive form of breast cancer.
EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC: EU initiative supports research on future medical chemistry
Use EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC’s newly funded EU-OPENSCREEN-DRIVE project to advance your research now.