NHL Cluster is a partner of the Interreg 2 seas cluster AMPTEC aiming at the consolidation, valorization and dissemination of the results of the previously funded 2 Seas projects IDEA (Improving Drugs Efficacy and Availability) and Multi-DES (Development of a Multifunctional Drug Eluting Stent) to make them accessible to the citizens of the 2 Seas area.
Ambition and partnership
The AMPTEC cluster is motivated by the presence in the 2 Seas area of internationally recognized researchers who wish to carry out an innovative project together by joining forces and pooling their respective skills.
It gathers the Universities of Lille1 and Lille2, Cambridge, Ghent, Greenwich, East Anglia, the Nutrition Health Longevity Cluster, the Flemish SME SEPS Pharma and several associated partners: Novitom, Cristal Therapeutics, the cluster UP-TEX , Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS, and the University College London.
The partners are willing to share their research capabilities and advanced equipment to meet a huge need for development of new pharmaceutical products in the solid state with improved properties : bioavailability, efficacy, safety, chemical and physical stability.
As a formal partner of the project, NHL cluster facilitates the matchmaking with the industry and takes part in the dissemination and valorization of the results, namely through the production of the multilingual publication.
NHL Cluster produced the multilingual AMPTEC publication aiming at the dissemination of the results of the cluster under the form of a “2 Seas Magazine”.
“The objective of the publication is to valorise and disseminate the results of the IDEA and Multi-DES projects and to demonstrate all the while their scientific excellence, economic fallout and their impact of the lives of the citizens of the 2 Seas area. NHL structured the publication to meet the Programme’s expectations and coordinated its writing and production”, explains Julie Lefebvre, in charge of the AMPTEC cluster in the NHL team.
The cluster partners also organized an international scientific conference in Lille on July 9-11 2014, with the participation of leading scientists, industrial researchers and local authorities.
Three training schools were organized in France (June 2014), in the UK (July 2014), in Belgium (September 2014) and involving lectures and practical training in the laboratory production, materials characterization and formulation techniques.