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Innovation for Europe – life science meets market application


Computation for Rational Design: From Lab to Production with Success

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Coordinator:  Prof. Henk Noorman, Technical University Delft, HES,  The Netherlands


University of Stuttgart, Institute of Biochemical Engineering, HES, Germany
University of Liège Terra research center, HES, Belgium
DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals, LE, The Netherlands

Group photo ComRaDes

Photo: ComRaDes


Project Abstract

The ComRaDes project goal is to accelerating bioprocess development including plant start-up by at least 20%. Approach: creation and demonstration of a computational framework for rational design of robust microbial strains and fast-scalable bioprocesses. Impact: 10-30% reduction of CO2 emissions, energy requirements and development budgets for large-scale bioprocesses.

Comrades is funded by the ERA CoBioTech  partners:  BMBF,  NWO, SPW-Research and co-funded by the European Union.

Project Start: July  2018  Duration: 36 months  
Project Budget:  Total Cost: 1.834.000 Euro, Funding: 1.459.000 Euro
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Project presentation from ACHEMA kick-off meeting

Project presentation status seminar 2021

Project brochure

HES – higher education sector – university
LE – large enterprise
SME – small and medium-sized enterprise