Flexible robotic platform for the automated production of nanoparticles
The joint project APRONA started on the 1st of September 2017 with a funding of around 1,5 million euros in the context of the funding program of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, KMU Net-C, to promote SME-centric, strategic R & D networks in networks and clusters.
With the aim of a market-oriented technology development, APRONA was a pilot project in the cluster bringing together an engineering-driven SME, two life science SMEs and a Fraunhofer Institute. The project faced the challenge of an automated production of diagnostic and therapeutic nanoparticle systems. As part of the APRONA project, SMEs, that were not yet regularly innovating, were involved in innovation networks and were merged with research institutes, enabled them to participate in their know-how.