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In the past years, social expectations towards universities and research centers intensified to form industrial collaborations. In response, the University of Pécs and Soft-Flow Ltd. signed a strategic framework agreement. The established Food Biotechnology Research Group ensures fruitful cooperation on the long run.
Introducing the external partner:
Soft-Flow Ltd.: the Pécs-based Soft Flow Ltd. as a part of the FOSS group (FOSS Analytical SA) is the research and development subsidiary of the company. Over the past 20 years, Soft Flow grew out from a small enterprise into an internationally acknowledged research and development company, with activities encompassing biotechnology, conjugation chemistry, molecular biology, assay development, laboratory services, and small scale reagent production.
Concept of the research group:
In the framework of our Food Biotechnology Research Group we started a common applied research activity integrating university-based know-how with industrial expertise to tackle dedicated issues (e.g. toxicity caused by mycotoxin co-exposition, extracellular vesicles in alimental fluids). Within the framework of the research group, we would like to create an opportunity for researchers and students to join the group and specific projects, thus accelerating the work in the group.
Research focus, timeliness of the research topic:
According to a survey by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the world food production shall double by 2050. Such a dramatic increase of food production will require innovative solutions over the next 30 years. The virtual research team enables the competitive collaboration of food biotechnology complementary (basic research and industrial) competencies focusing on regional agricultural and biotechnological intersections (grain, milk, meat analytics).