Centre for Digital Life Norway (DLN)
A national centre for transdisciplinary biotechnology research, education and innovation.
Mucoprotect – A novel generic system for targeted delivery of oral vaccines
Vaccines are by far the most important tool in preventing disease in Norwegian aquaculture. Without the systematic use of efficient vaccines industrialisied fish farming would be an impossibility. Despite this, 53 million salmon were lost in Norway in 2017 due to illness and injury, also related to salmon lice treatment. In the project we will develop novel, clever vaccines based on nanoparticles, tailored for oral vaccination.
SIP GUT: Development of tools for gut microbiota research
The gut microbiota are the microorganisms that live in the gastrointestinal tract. They play a fundamental role in health and disease of the host. Detailed understanding of gut microbiota–host interactions is therefore of great importance as this may be used to find new treatments to various diseases and increase the well-being of humans and animals.
TrippelTarg - Triple Targeting of Biodegradable Nanoparticles for Treatment of Cancer
SINTEF want to further develop a targeted treatment strategy that has shown promising effects in animals with patient-derived tumors. The strategy is based on the use of nanoparticles developed by SINTEF containing a cytostatic drug.
OMEGA - Fish oil microencapsulation generating fortified food products for improved human health
The OMEGA project aims at preparing products that can help people increase their intake of healthy fish oils and at the same time utilize rest raw materials from fish production in an optimal way.
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.
Immuno – New Methods for cancer immunotherapy
The main goal of this project is to develop SINTEF’s competence within biotechnology and drug discovery/development to also include immunotherapies.
CARBIOMEMBEX - Novel biocatalytic membrane technology for the efficient removal of CO2 in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems
CO2 removal from process water is an essential component of land-based aquaculture. CARBIOMEMBEX aims at developing novel technology for CO2 separation in aquaculture by combining state-of-the-art membrane technology and biocatalysis into innovative enzyme-membrane contactor systems for efficient CO2 removal from water.