The INTENSO project is focused on increasing the understanding of current bio-manufacturing industrial processes and minimising their inefficiencies. The project aims to deliver novel technologies for more efficient, sustainable and cost effective bio-manufacturing. The INTENSO project team will target new classes of bio-products such as monoclonal antibodies, pDNA (e.g. for genetic vaccination) and 'virus like particles'.
EU Member States differ considerably in their approach to monitoring food chemicals. The FACET research team has combined exposure estimates for several chemicals, gathering information from national databases and synchronising methodologies. The project team has developed a sustainable surveillance system to estimate target food chemical intake. FACET's risk management tool is a publicly available database with information on levels of food additives, flavourings and corresponding food consumption data.