The Building of Faculty of Science of Eötvös Lóránd University
Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) and the Japanese instrument manufacturer JASCO Corporation have signed an agreement aimed at the development of the pharmaceutical industry. The announcement was made at the event of the University’s Innovation Center’s Territorial Innovation Platform in Budapest.
Balázs Hankó, Secretary of State for Innovation and Higher Education at the Ministry of Culture and Innovation, said that the cooperation for the development of the pharmaceutical industry is focused on a good area. Hungary’s new innovation program, the Neumann János Program, among other things, focuses on linking universities with the economy, helping to fund innovative start-ups and increasing the number of doctoral students.
There is a lot of scientific competition in the world, and we need to do even better in terms of scientific performance,”
In relation to this, he mentioned the results-based renewal of the Eötvös Lóránd Research Network, the creation of a National Innovation Agency, and the establishment of a Research Council.
Lénárd Darázs, Vice-Rector of Eötvös Loránd University, said that
a lot of emphasis is being put on the exploitation of research, and the institution has already accumulated significant research potential.
These provide a good basis for the university’s successful participation in the Neumann János Program. Outstanding research results are being produced at the university, and their social, economic, and technological benefits are unquestionable.”
According to the university’s website, the Japanese company and ELTE are cooperating to use the protein structure analysis method of József Kardos and András Micsonai, researchers from the university’s Department of Biochemistry, in their instruments. The new method can estimate the secondary structure of proteins from the CD spectrum much more accurately than previous algorithms.
Vice-Rector Lénárd Darázs and Szato Kendji, CEO of Jasco (L-R). Photo via MTI/Máthé Zoltán
The Japanese JASCO Corporation is a market leader in the development and production of optical spectroscopy and chromatography instruments using the latest innovative technologies. The company provides the instrumentation for scientific research and industrial applications in 57 countries on five continents.
Via MTI, Featured photo via Facebook/ELTE Természettudományi Kar