AiCuris Gained Bio.NRW Research Promotion
News Nov 30, 2010
AiCuris GmbH & Co. KG has been awarded a three-year research grant together with the Universities of Bochum, Duesseldorf and Bonn as well as the company Squarix (Marl). This grant is a part of the research promotion program “Bio.NRW” by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia. AiCuris will obtain 833,582 Euro.
The project “Innovative Antibiotics made in NRW” is aimed to enable research and development of new antibiotics effective against life threatening multi-resistant bacteria e.g. the hospital agent MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).
The grant is composed from funds of the “Ziel 2 – Programm NRW 2007-20013” (European fund for regional development) and from the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia.
In its project AiCuris will evaluate the optimization potential of underexplored natural products together with other members of the consortium. The aim is to identify a development candidate with resistance breaking properties as a new weapon to combat resistant bacteria.