Partners of the ENDETECH collaborative program

Da Volterra is a French biotechnology company located in Paris (France). It is committed to the development of pioneering eco-innovative approaches to tackle more specifically the issue of resistance to antibiotics at different levels, with a focus on reducing its emergence in the intestinal tract and in the environment.


c-LEcta is an industrial biotechnology company based in Leipzig. The company was founded in 2004 and has a highly qualified interdisciplinary staff of around 40 people. By applying cutting-edge, proprietary technologies c-LEcta provides customized enzymes and production strains for industrial application (e.g. chemistry, pharmaceuticals, food, feed, detergent, life sciences). c-LEcta covers the complete value chain from the discovery and optimization up to the production and implementation of the industrial biotech solution.


ChiralVision is a life-science start-up company located at the Biopartner centre in Leiden. The company develops chemo-enzymatic production processes for the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Also immobilization techniques are developed for enzymes to facilitate their separation and recycling. Immobilization of enzyme makes various processes economically viable by enabeling recycling of the enzyme. Additionally the use of more extreme process conditions are possible for immobilized enzyme thereby increasing the technical feasibility of enzymatic processes.


The European Membrane Institute is a Joined Research Unit (N° 5635), between the “Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique”, the University Montpellier 2 and the National Chemistry School of Montpellier. It is specialised in the development of new membranes and membrane processes, CNRS-IEM staff is about 120 persons, organized in 3 departments sharing 4000 m2 labs and offices. Researchers from the Membrane process engineering will be involved in the project.


The Catalan Institute for Water Research, created in October 2006 by the Catalan Regional Government aims at developing research projects, knowledge transfer and innovation in all aspects related to the water cycle and its management. The institute has three different research areas: a) Ecosystems and aquatic resources, b) Technologies and water management and c) Water quality.


The Department Aquatic Ecotoxicology at Goethe University Frankfurt has long experience in ecotoxicological testing, test development, environmental monitoring and ecological risk assessment. The main research areas of the Department cover ecotoxicity testing of chemicals and environmental samples (including sewage effluents) with tests for specific modes of actions (endocrine activity, mutagenicity, genotoxicity, etc.).