One of Nanopharma's main competitive advantages is its strong orientation on research and development of promising new uses for nanofiber structures and the company's ability to respond quickly to developments in this area.
The R&D team works closely with the sales and business development departments to make sure that new initiatives are supported with plenty of comprehensive market data. This organizational cooperation makes it possible to quickly connect our tech experts with their counterparts at our R&D partners and flexibly develop interesting collaborative projects.
Nanopharma is currently working with a number of prestigious universities, research institutions, and biotechnical and manufacturing companies around the world, and is also actively seeking out new partners.
CURRENT PROJECTS: VIDA project
Nanopharma has received funding under the VIDA project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement nº 777795.
VIDA Innovation Support Voucher
Feasibility study for implementing nanofibrous sensors into packages to increase resource efficiency in the food sector
The joint action is formed by EraPack, a packaging SME company which is looking for expanding its portfolio for food packaging solutions, and Nanopharma, a SME in the field of nanotechnology. EraPack would like to provide higher added-value solution to its customers by adding nanofibrous sensors to the offer thus open new potential markets. It would help EraPack to secure their position in the market, and to grow in a more innovative direction.The main objective of this feasibility study is to develop functionalized nanofibers which can be used as sensor for food packaging for freshness indicators like the release of gases (amines or ethylene) from metabolism of microorganisms.
VIDA Validation Voucher
Validation of lamination the nanofibrous layer to the wrapping films used in the food industry
The joint action is formed by EraPack, a packaging SME company which is looking for expanding its portfolio for food packaging solutions, and Nanopharma, a SME in the field of nanotechnology.The aim of the validation project is the lamination of a defect-free three-layer food packaging material (packaging foil - non-woven fabric - nanofibrous layer) with perfect adhesion between individual layers. There is a great potential for this technology to develop functionalized food packaging materials for high added-value products which require special conditions.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Nanoprogres
Nanopharma has been active in the Czech nanotechnology cluster called Nanoprogres since 2010 as a founding member, mainly participating in its collective projects of applied research in the area of nanofiber materials.
The high level of specialization, access to the latest research infrastructure and concentration of knowledge and resources needed have allowed the cluster to develop new, highly innovative solutions for preparation and application of coaxial nanofiber structures.
AREAS OF COOPERATION
CURRENT PROJECTS: International technological cooperation program
Nanopharma is working with an Australian partner under a Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade program to develop functionalized biocompatible carriers for controlled delivery of active ingredients in the area of medicine and industry.
CURRENT PROJECTS: ThymiStem
Project carried out by Nanopharma and an international team of scientists under the FP7 program (602587). The goal is to develop processes to regenerate human thymus, thus strengthening the immune system in immunocompromised patients.
Nanopharma's role consists of developing sophisticated 3D scaffolds to create a functional thymus organoid.