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What we offer

Research & Training services in the field of Drug Discovery and Nutraceuticals.


• Elucidation of chemical action/reaction mechanisms
• Multi-target drug optimization
• Repurposing of proprietary compounds

Agri-food Nutraceuticals

• Identification of natural bioactive components
• Poly-pharmacological profiling
• Valorization of typical natural products

Expert Training

• Enhancing the multi-target /
poly-pharmacology knowledge
• Advanced courses for professional experts
• Linking complementary skills

Last News

Net4Science @ 1st N4S Workshop, Catanzaro, December 18th 2019

Net4Science srl, the academic spinoff of the Magna Græcia University of Catanzaro, has been formally founded on December 18th 2018. In occasion of the first year of activity, it’s our pleasure to announce the 1st N4S Workshop on agrifood and nutraceuticals topics, entitled “Scientific Research and Business Enhancement – From agrifood to nutraceuticals: competitive itineraries for the development of the territory”. Local relevant SMI and other stakeholders working in this field, will be invited to join the meeting and to discuss about the best opportunities currently available to enhance the business by means of the scientific support, eventually provided by the Net4Science spinoff. The workshop will take place in the afternoon of December 18th in the Gissing hall of the Complesso Monumentale San Giovanni of Catanzaro, starting with short communications given by experts from different areas and it will culminate with an interactive round table followed by a characteristic gastro-nutraceutical degustation, prepared by an international Chef. For logistic reasons the number of participants is limited to 50, so we recommend to communicate your adhesion to within November 30th for the registration and the parking facility booking.

Net4Science receives the 2019 award from the Chamber of Commerce of Catanzaro

During the eighteenth edition of the “Loyalty to Work and Economic Progress” award, the university spinoff Net4Science Srl, founded less than a year ago by the research group of Medicinal Chemistry of the University “Magna Græcia”, was awarded the prestigious award that from 1952 is organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Catanzaro. The event took place in the meeting room of the Chamber of Commerce and was divided into sections dedicated to the “Loyalty to Work” and “Economic Progress” awards, respectively. The first was dedicated to employees, industrial companies, artisans, agricultural companies and cooperatives. The second concerned companies distinguished themselves for innovation and those of the industrial, agricultural, artisanal and commercial sectors characterized by the significant contribution recognized to the economic development of the Province. Among these companies the only one awarded in this edition born directly from a university technology transfer is Net4Science Srl. The Chamber of Commerce has also selected the Net4Science spinoff for the free use of an exclusive stand at the seventh edition of the Maker Faire, which will be held in Rome from 18 to 20 October 2019. The motivation that can be read in the award certificate, signed by the President Dr. Daniele Rossi and by the General Manager Dr. Maurizio Ferrara, indicates the following: “Net4Science is the product of university education which becomes practical application. A spin-off of the Magna Græcia University of Catanzaro, which since 1996 has operated in the process of developing biologically active compounds, mainly through innovative computational techniques. N4S stands out for the remarkable contribution given by the economic development of the territory thanks to the services offered to international pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies and to the research activity that distinguishes its fundamental scientific”. These words, repeated by the journalist Donatella Soluri during the awarding of the prize, were greatly appreciated by Professor Stefano Alcaro, the main promoter of the spinoff, who wanted to share the podium with the members of Net4Science (doctors Anna Artese, Antonio Lupia, Annalisa Maruca, Roberta Rocca and Salvatore Rotundo) present at the event, highlighting the fundamental role of the University in transferring knowledge for the creation of innovative companies that can offer new opportunities for qualified placement to the most brilliant and motivated graduates of the University of Catanzaro. The event among its 44 awards has given a special recognition to the memory of Cav. Giovanni Colosimo, a prominent entrepreneur of the city, already awarded an honorary degree in 2016 by the University “Magna Græcia” of Catanzaro.

Net4Science published a review on bioactive components of the Mediterranean Diet endowed with multi-target mechanism of action in the treatment and prevention of cancer pathologies

In view of specific research activities of Net4Science, the scientific team of the spinoff started a focus campaign on bioactive components able to exert beneficial effects against complex diseases. The first review, published on the prestigious European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, reports a focus on anti-cancer agents included in some popular ingredients of the Mediterranean Diet and endowed with multi-target mechanism of action, the scientific core business of Net4Science. This manuscript is supported also by the COST Action CA15135 and PRIN 2017 research project “Novel anticancer agents endowed with multi-targeting mechanism of action” (201744BN5T), in which several scientists of the spinoff are involved too. The review abstract is accessible at the link