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BIOCANT - Biotechnology Innovation Center


R&D Institution

Scientific area(s)

1.6 Biological sciences (Medical sciences go to scientific area 3.n; Agricultural sciences go to scientific area 4.n)
2.9 Industrial biotechnology
4.4 Agricultural biotechnology

Brief description

BIOCANT is a Biotechnology Innovation Center for the applied research and development in Life Sciences. It promotes the development of R&D in consortium with national and international companies for the creation of biotechnology new products and services and endorses Portuguese bioentrepreneurship. The institution has competences in the following areas: Bioinformatics (joins computer science engineers with expertise in biological problems and with experience on the development and use of software for these areas); Cell Biology (main research interests are related with potential cell-based therapies for regenerative medicine, the use of cellular systems as a tool for drug discovery and to perform biomarkers identification and screening); Molecular Biotechnology (discovery and production of proteins with biotechnological interest with application in the biomedical area or in the food and agriculture industry); Genomics (R&D in the areas of DNA sequencing, nucleic acid analysis and gene expression and develops new products for the Food, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological Industries); Microbiology (accredited laboratory and develops research in microbial diversity using chemical and molecular methods); Advanced Services (high throughput DNA sequencing with next generation sequencing); Tissue Engineering (stem cell and biomaterial-based therapies for regenerative medicine) and Systems Biology (mathematical, integrative view of Biology).


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Contact person

Mariana Ferreira Brandão

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  • Telephone

    +351 231 410 890

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