Promoter: Sea4Us - Biotecnologia e Recursos Marinhos, Lda.


Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa


University of Tromso - The Artic University of Norway

EEA Grants: 296.738,00€

Total Amount: 349.104,00€



The Bluebiotech4Pain project aims to unleash marine resources for the treatment of diseases through marine biotechnology, namely the development of a marine-derived analgesic for chronic pain treatment, through an industrial biotechnological production process.

Previous studies have shown analgesic bioactivity from a molecule extracted from marine bacteria from Sagres, Portugal. This project consists in the optimization of the biotechnological production method of such compound (or of its variants), while maintaining or even improving its bioactivity, leading to the establishment of a scaled-up production method and the subsequent design of the business strategy.