The Specialised cell Carrier Components (SpeCCC) project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework programme managed by REA-Research Executative Agency  http://ec.europa.eu/research/rea ([FP7/2007-2013] [FP7/2007-2011]) under grant agreement number [315717]. This project is in the Research for SME's programme from the SP4-Capacities Research for specific groups call.

The objective of the project is to develop fully functional 3D liver cell culture systems for applications in in-vitro drug and toxicity testing to replace animal test methods, and for use in bioartifical liver (BAL) devices.

 The consortium is made up of 3 SME's and 3 RTD performers. These include

  • Cellon SA, Luxembourg: SME participant and Project Coordination
  • DTL Biotechnology Ltd, Ireland: SME participant and Project Management.
  • Silicone Altimex Ltd, UK: SME participant
  • Instituto De Biologia Experimental E Technologia, Portugal: RTD Performer
  • University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Ireland: RTD Performer.
  • InSCREENex GmbH, Germany: RTD Performer.