NANO2021 NFR Program: Norwegian Research Council Funds AlgiPharma Consortium 9.750.000 NOK for advanced wound healing applications

AlgiPharma is part of a multi-disciplinary consortium that has been awarded funding from the Research Council of Norway (NANO2021 programme). The Research project called NanoHeal, led by the Paper and Fibre Research Institute (PFI), includes a range of international partners (NTNU, Faculty of medicine, Cardiff University, Swansea University and Lund University) investigating bio-compatible cellulose nanostructures for advanced wound healing applications.

For further information, please contact:
Philip D. Rye R&D Director; phil.rye@algipharma.com

October 2012

BIOTEK 2021 Funding Success 4.000.000 NOK

AlgiPharma together with FMC Biopolymer and SINTEF are part of the award winning research consortium co-ordinated by Dr. Gudmund Skjaak-Braek at the Norwegian National Biotechnology Institute (NTNU). AlgiPharma will receive four million Norwegian kroner (approx. 700.000 USD) over a 4 year period to fund its continuing research program in the development of its ground breaking alginate pharmaceutical. The consortium funding also allows NTNU and SINTEF to continue their critical basic research into alginate technologies, capitalizing on decades of experience and expertise at these institutions.

For further information, please contact:
Philip D. Rye R&D Director; phil.rye@algipharma.com

October 2012

AlgiPharma wins €4,6 million EUROSTARS grant

AlgiPharma has together with partners Smerud Medical Research and Simbec Research been awarded a EUROSTARS grant for a €4,6 million project.

July 2011

AlgiPharma wins research grant from CFF

AlgiPharma has received a research grant from CFF, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, to perform an in-vitro study of its proposed cystic fibrosis medicine. The grant is administered by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc., a subsidiary of the CFF. The research shall be performed in the United Kingdom.

About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the leading organization devoted to curing and controlling cystic fibrosis. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, USA, the Foundation funds CF research, has 80 chapter and branch offices throughout the United States, and supports and accredits a nationwide network of 115 CF care centers, which provide vital treatments and other CF resources to patients and families. For more information, visit www.cff.org.
To advance the search for a cure, CFF has invested nearly $230 million in promising scientific research in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries since 1998. As a result, the Foundation has nearly 30 potential therapies in its drug discovery and development pipeline. Any one of these could have a profound impact on the lives of people with cystic fibrosis.

For further information, please contact:
Yngvar P. Berg, CEO; yngvar.berg@algipharma.com

April 2011

AlgiPharma wins NFR funding for basic research projects on biofilms

The Research Council of Norway (Norges Forskningsråd (NFR)) has awarded AlgiPharma grants for two new projects “Biofilm” and “Epipharm II” representing a continuation and expansion of the NFR support for AlgiPharma’s alginate oligomer research efforts. These grants are administered under the NFR program for User directed Innovation Arena.

For further information, please contact:
Philip D. Rye R&D Director, +47 97503033; phil.rye@algipharma.com

June 2008