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43million DKK funded to start innovative purification technologies in vaccine production using the Aquaporin Inside™ technology

Aquaporin A/S is a partner in the DiViNe initiative, a joint European collaboration of renowned experts that in addition consist of iBET (Portugal), Affilogic (France), Merck KgaA (Germany), GenIbet Biopharmaceuticals (Portugal) and GSK (Italy). The 6 partners will receive more than 43 million DKK in EU funding during the project.

The purification steps account for up for 80% of manufacturing costs of most biological drugs, such as antibodies and proteins. In the vaccine industry, purification processes are particularly complex as vaccines sim at protecting healthy people. Any contaminant must be removed via multiple elimination steps which comes at the expense of product recovery – yields are low and product costs are high.

By using the innovative Aquaporin Inside™ technology – membranes coated with naturally filtering aquaporins, water will be purified with a minimal environmental footprint and a huge cost-saving. This new method will make vaccine manufacturing processes more efficient and sustainable. The former high cost will then no longer limit immunization programs and will find a broad application – especially in developing countries.

CTO of Aquaporin, Claus Helíx-Nielsen explains: “The ultra-clean water needed for vaccine production is a valuable resource, especially in emerging-country manufacturing plant. By implementing Aquaporin Inside technology, we believe we can remove the current major challenges in manufacturing processes. We, in the Aquaporin Group, are happy and proud of the contribution to this crucial matter.”

The DiViNe project is another Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the Aquaporin Group. The PPPs are a strong part of the Aquaporin business model. Through the partnerships Aquaporin manage to accelerate market penetration, priming customers and obtaining market intelligence.

To learn more about Aquaporin’s current public private partnerships, visit the website https://aquaporin.dk/partners/current/

To learn more about the DiViNe project click here for a video presentation.

 About Aquaporin

Aquaporin is a water technology company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark with activity in Singapore and China. Our company is dedicated to revolutionizing water purification through the use of industrial biotechnological technique and thinking.

Our company is a global leader in developing, producing and marketing biomimetic membranes for industrial and consumer water applications based on nature’s own water filtration system – the highly selective and efficient aquaporin water channels. The Aquaporin Inside™ platform uses biotechnological principles in a technological context which is a novel upcoming field with large commercial perspectives and is capable of separating and purifying water from all other compounds.

For more information, Claus Helíx-Nielsen, CTO (+45 82 30 30 82 / chn@aquaporin.dk) can be contacted.