Integrated control and sensing platform for biopharmaceutical cultivation process high-throughput development and production


Animal cell technology is now widely used in the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals, vaccines and advanced therapies. The quality of the cell culture determines the quality of the final product. The aim of iCONSENSUS is to achieve a faster, safer and more cost-effective process for the development and manufacture of these products. Among other things, the project will develop innovative analytical, hardware, software and high-throughput tools for the development, monitoring and control of mammalian cell cultivation processes for producing biopharmaceuticals.


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EFPIA companies
  • Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Germany
  • Byondis BV, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Glaxosmithkline Research And Development LTD., Brentford, Middlesex, United Kingdom
  • Pfizer Limited, Sandwich, Kent , United Kingdom
  • Rentschler Biopharma Se, Laupheim, Germany
  • Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH, Frankfurt / Main, Germany
  • UCB Biopharma, Brussels, Belgium
Universities, research organisations, public bodies, non-profit groups
  • Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Aachen, Germany
  • Universitaet Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Universite De Mons, Mons, Belgium
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-sized companies (<€500 m turnover)
  • Iprasense, Clapiers, France
  • Ipratech SA, Mons, Belgium
  • Kantisto BV, Baarn, Netherlands
  • Micronit Holding BV, Enschede, Netherlands
  • Paia Biotech GMBH, Köln, Germany
  • Presens Precision Sensing GMBH, Regensburg, Germany
  • Svanholm.Com Aps, Vordingborg, Denmark
Non EFPIA companies
  • Beckman Coulter GMBH, Krefeld, Germany

NameIHI funding in €
Beckman Coulter GMBH263 161
Iprasense71 000
Ipratech SA150 000
Kantisto BV308 500
Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan1 397 839
Micronit Holding BV676 000
Paia Biotech GMBH250 000
Presens Precision Sensing GMBH454 000
Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen374 000
Svanholm.Com Aps100 000
Universitaet Hohenheim355 500
Universite De Mons300 000
Total Cost4 700 000