Working with academic and industrial partners, mostly software developers and genomic mappers, Fluxome said the €2.9m, three-year project could deliver software that could significantly change conception-to-shelf timelines for nutraceuticals.
"I believe this is something that can support and shorten the time it takes to convert a promising idea into an attractive commercial product. In that sense, I think this project can expand the market opportunities and widen the range of product candidates Fluxome can pursue in the future," said Fluxome marketing director, Mads Bjørnhof, in a statement.
The company preferred not to add further comment on its involvement in the project, called BioPreDyn, that seeks to pool a range of ‘genomics’ data across many fields including nutritional data.The project website says the project seeks to meet a need to better classify and standardise measurements used in industrial biotechnology.
“Such collaboration between algorithm developers and biotechnology companies will facilitate the transfer of information and code from an academic setting to commercial applications, and will thereby strengthen European competitiveness in the fields of systems biology and biotechnological production processes based on engineered biological systems,” the project states.
Julio R. Banga, a scientific coordinator of the project, said: "BioPreDyn presents a holistic approach to model building in bioinformatics and systems biology" targeting both fundamental theory and real-world applications".
It has four stated goals:
- integrating and exploiting databases
- innovative visualisation methods for data analysis and model development
- develop integrated software tools and workflows to support the model building cycle
- apply these methods to a variety of illustrative biotechnological and biological problems in both academic and corporate settings
Fluxome director of R&D, Jean-Marie Mouillon, added: "We are very excited to be part of this project as it will allow us to work with the leading researchers in the area of computational tools, speed up our research and development activities and provide useful methods to support our cutting edge technology platform."
There are 2 other companies and 8 academic labs participating in the project.