OLIGOFASTX is a multidisciplinary consortium made up of two companies considered to be large companies Sylentis (PharmaMar Group), Nanovex (Química del Nalón Industrial Group) and five independent SMEs (AptusBiotech, AptaTargets, Arthex, Nostrum Biodiscovery and Biotechnology Development for Industry in Pharmaceutical), which aims to pool resources and efforts to create a comprehensive platform that facilitates and contributes to the accelerated development of oligonucleotide-based therapies in Spain. The seven entities that make it up are specialized in the different activities necessary to complete the development cycle of drugs based on oligonucleotides, creating a niche in the industrial network that facilitates the emergence of new RNA-based therapies. The project is part of Mission 8 proposed by the CDTI consisting of “Promoting technological progress and training in the Spanish biopharmaceutical industry to promote R&D actions in the field of advanced therapies, vaccines and targeted therapies”. The project is supported by the Ministry of Innovation and subsidized by the CDTI.
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The SECRETed project will fully exploit the potential of Synthetic and Systems Biology tools and their application within aquatic biotechnology to develop new hybrid compounds for the agrochemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and chemical sectors. The biosynthetic pathways of extremophile and marine microorganisms will be reverse-engineered to infer the individual functions of their constituent genes, which will be combined for the production of custom-designed biosurfactants and non-natural siderophores. Los biosurfactantes son compuestos de naturaleza tensioactiva con tendencia a adsorberse en interfases, mientras que los sideróforos tienen la capacidad de quelar y transportar iones Fe3+. Biosurfactants are compounds of a surface-active nature with a tendency to adsorb at interfaces, while siderophores have the ability to chelate and transport Fe3+ ions. An iterative procedure following Design-Build-Test-Learn methodological steps will be used to produce new microbial strains that support the selected genetic elements and satisfy sustainable industrial processing solutions for the production of biosurfactants and siderophores.
The objective of AgrarIA is to investigate Artificial Intelligence as a backbone technology with which to lay the necessary technical foundations to carry out the radical transformation of the value chain of the Spanish agri-food sector. The project is made up of a consortium of 23 public-private organizations from various sectors of activity and with the common interest of applying AI to optimize the products and services they offer to the market through the different use cases that arise.