Information for Industry

Instruct-ERIC can facilitate research from pre-competitive early research all the way through to translational approaches. Instruct provides industries a single entry point to a plethora of high end structural biology technologies and expertise for proprietary research. Exploit our pay-for-fee services and save the huge costs for training and investment in instrumentation!

Instruct-ERIC also promotes and facilitates collaborations between industry researchers and its leading experts.

In the last three years, Instruct centres have hosted access visits from over 50 industry partners, representing companies from the Biotech, Pharma, Health, Chemistry, Biomaterials and Agrifood sectors. This includes university spin-off companies, small medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and large companies. 

Services include cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography, NMR, protein production, EPR, analytical ultracentrifugation, surface plasmon resonance, DSC crystallography and small angle X-ray scattering. 


For pre-competitive (non-proprietary) research where the users agree to publication of data arising from the access, the academic fee will be levied by the Instruct Centre. (A publication delay can be negotiated to allow IP and patent processes). Consult the Instruct-ERIC catalogue for a full list of services available for pre-competitive research. 

For proprietary research where users own the outcome of the work and there is no requirement to publish, a commercial fee will be levied by the Instruct Centre. Intellectual Property (IP) issues must be agreed before commencement of the access. To consult the list of services offered to industry for proprietary research, click here.

For price lists, cost information, or advice selecting which technology would answer your specific research question, please contact our Industry Liaison Office.

Tailored to Industry clients

     ✅ World class scientific expertise

     ✅ Single point of access

     ✅ Fast turnaround

     ✅ Flexible service

     ✅ Competitive price for high-end technology

     ✅ IP, NDA and Service Level Agreements available

What technologies?

Check out our list of structural biology services offered to industry for proprietary research       

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Which centres host Industry visits?

Leading world class research institutions offer access to Industry

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What events and training?

Training in cryo-EM, NMR, computational biology open to Industry and tailored courses possible Read more >>


"The collaboration between our company and the Italian centre of Instruct-ERIC has been key for determining the structure-based antigen design against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B using NMR spectroscopy. Thanks to the high-end NMR instruments and the expertise in structural biology available at CERM/CIRMMP, we have been able to deliver the first recombinant protein-based meningococcal vaccine targeting a challenging disease."  

Ilaria Ferlenghi, GSK Vaccines, S.r.l.


Instruct has well-developed partnerships with manufacturers of the technology used in Instruct Centres, including Thermofisher, Bruker, Agilent, Rigaku, Qiagen and Leica Microsystems. These companies have worked with Instruct scientists to implement new methodologies and real advances have been made in recent years. 

Any Questions 

To register your interest or ask any questions, please contact the Instruct-ERIC Industry Liaison Office, by clicking the red button below. 

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