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Monday, 17 December 2012

ICN, Chemipol and ICREA sign licensing agreement

ICN, Chemipol and the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) have signed a licensing agreement to develop antifungal paints based on micro- and nanoencapsules.

The accord reflects ICN’s ever increasing efforts in Technology Transfer: delivering valuable research results to industry for product development and subsequent commercialisation.

ICN, Chemipol S.A. and the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) have signed a licensing agreement on joint development of new fungicidal paints incorporating micro- and nanoencapsulation technologies to prevent the growth of fungi on surfaces. Through this contract, the parties have established a long-term collaboration to scale-up and commercialise the new products. The contract is the fruit of a collaboration that began in December 2008, when Chemipol was looking for technical assistance and development of novel products in paints and coatings. The parties signed a formal accord in 2009, which they later renewed.

The agreement reflects ICN's continued efforts in Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT), the process of transferring research results from a research centre to industry for subsequent commercialisation. The process generally comprises identifying a new technology with commercial potential, demonstrating its technical feasibility, protecting it legally, and commercialising it through an existing company. Transferring technology to the private sector ensures that scientific and technological developments arrive to the market.

For more information on the parties involved, click on the following links:ICN’s Technology Transfer OfficeICN’s NANOup Research GroupChemipol S.A.ICREA