UK-Norwegian team to develop living skin equivalent testing model


For testing inflammatory responses

Epistem, a UK-based biotechnology and personalised medicine company has joined forces with Norwegian firm ScandiDerma to develop a new in vitro human living skin equivalent model for testing inflammatory responses.

The collaboration is made possible through the UK's Technology Strategy Board and Innovation Norway following a successful application for funding in the ‘Sustainable high value chemical manufacture through industrial biotechnology’ competition.

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The project starts this month and runs to March 2014 and will take place at project leader Epistem's facilities in Manchester, UK and ScandiDerma's facilities in Barents Biocenter, Tromsø, Norway.