We are excited to announce that an eight-partner consortium (IRIS-COV), of which we are members, has been awarded an EU funding of €2.4 M (H2020-SCI-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2). The “IRIS-COV” project is one of the 23 to receive funding from a total of 454 submitted proposals.
The aim of the project is the market release of a portable device to carry out a combined test for SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza A at the point-of-care (POC). EnzyQuest is actively engaged in manufacturing and large-scale production of reagent-kits. In addition to EnzyQuest, the consortium includes BIOPIX-T (Crete, Greece) which is the medical device designer, manufacturer and provider, IMBB-FORTH (Crete, Greece) which will coordinate the project, three hospitals in Europe (UCLH-UK, INSERM-France and ULB-Belgium) which will perform the clinical validations, one consulting company for the certification (PKNM-Switzerland) and an end-user in South Africa (Kiara Health).
[Greek] An investment of 400 thousand euros in EnzyQuest, an Institute of Technology and Research (FORTH) spin-off, which is active in the field of enzyme biotechnology, was recently enacted by Uni.Fund.
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