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ERIC Number: EJ826120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Transferring Chemical Research to a Spin-Off Initiative in Health Care: The Lipidomic Approach
Ferreri, Carla; Chatgilialoglu, Chryssostomos; Ferreri, Rosaria
Industry and Higher Education, v22 n6 p403-409 Dec 2008
Lipidomics is an emerging discipline in life sciences related to the lipid metabolism of living organisms. In the last decade chemical and biological research has attributed very important roles to membrane phospholipids in relationship to free radical stress and metabolic situations. An entrepreneurial initiative for diagnostic tools and health care products in the field of lipidomics started two years ago in Italy as a spin-off company of the National Council of Research. This paper presents an overview of the lipidomic approach applied in the company with regard to the metabolic and functional status of cell membranes, including the development of medical diagnostic tools and an innovative consultancy for nutraceutical companies. The authors also comment on the entrepreneurial experience of the Italian researchers. (Contains 2 notes, 1 table, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy