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Seven new priority research themes

10.07.2005

Prague - The Czech Council for Research and Development has named seven scientific research topics that it believes the Czech government should prioritize and support financially. Amongst them are sustainable development, molecular biology, and innovative materials. The Council regards these as vital for the development of a competitive economy. Up to 25% of the science budget should be dedicated to financing these fields, recommends the report. The remaining money should be used to finance other research tasks, grant projects, and research necessary for the civil service, including research implemented by individual ministries. According to the Czech Deputy Prime Minister for the Economy, Martin Jahn, some CZK16.5 billion (Euro540 million) have been allocated for science in this year's budget. This is expected to increase to around CZK22 billion (Euro720 million) by 2007.
The Council however regretted the fact that even though total R&D support is growing it is not increasing in line with the country's GDP growth. At present, the Czech Republic spends less than 0.6% of its GDP on research. However, if public and private funding are considered together, the Czech Republic actually allots almost 1.4% of its national output to research - one of the highest figures amongst the 10 new EU Member States, and second only to Slovenia's.

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01.02.2010

Prague – After increasing its investment in mid-January, full-service provider CRO FGK Clinical Research GmbH has become a major shareholder in the Czech contract research organization Avemedica s.r.o. Financial details were not...

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01.02.2010

Pilzen – German antibody drug development and discovery firm Affimed Therapeutics AG (Heidelberg) has spun-out all of its antibody discovery activities into a new Czech subsidiary – AbCheck s.r.o., which is located in Pilzen....

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18.09.2009

Prague/Jena – German and Czech researchers under Ales Svatos have opened the door to major improvements in the application of high-throughput metabolomics and systematic analyses of small molecules via MALDI-mass spectrometry...

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19.07.2009

Ceské Budejovice - The scientists from the Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Science who coordinated the EU project MOBITAG have tabled a report on their attitudes towards political interference in the EU’s GMO authorisation...

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14.07.2009

Bratislava – According to a new study released by PG Economics, Slovak farmers would benefit more than counterparts in other EU countries from planting genetically-engineered Bt maize. Regional factors, as well as reducing an...

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14.07.2009

Vestec – The Czech Academy of Sciences and Charles University plan to build a modern biotechnology and biomedicine center, according to reports issued by the Czech Information Agency. With about 40,000 square meters of floor...

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13.07.2009

Olomouc – A new cluster with a focus on drug development and diagnostics has been established near Palacky University in Olmouc. Called MedChemBio, the centre seeks to attract companies with an interest in medicinal and...

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12.07.2009

Prague – A biotech company and a pharmaceutical enterprise are the winners of this year’s “Investor of the Year” competition, which is organised by CzechInvest and the country’s Association for Foreign Investment. At the end of...

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29.04.2009

Prague – A2Z Bio, the Czech subsidiary of UK-based Yorkshire Bioscience, is investing EUR100,000 at the CKD Prague Technological Innovation Centre to launch production of research reagents and services for the biotech R&D market....

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