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Towards development of new antibacterial strategy for dentistry

Project description

Innovative antimicrobial dental materials

The anatomical complexity of the root canal system and the high rate of persistent microbial infections may lead to caries formation and periodontitis with health projections beyond dental hygiene. Therefore, new restorative materials are required for both aesthetic, health and safety reasons. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the ARGO project aims to develop new antibacterial materials for dentistry. Researchers will use innovative technologies to generate nanoparticles with antibacterial properties that can be employed for root filling. The materials will be tested in a specially designed tooth model as well as in an animal model.


ARGO project will be dedicated to explore innovative activities with focus on strong international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral cooperation in fields of chemistry, biomaterials, nanotechnology, microbiology, cell biology and dentistry. ARGO network will involve academic and industrial partners from EU MS and associated countries with the aim to open potential for innovative solutions in nanomaterials and clinical dentistry.
The primary research goal of the project is to facilitate R&I activities with complementary competences of participant organizations for development of new antibacterial materials for dentistry, particular for the development a new antibacterial root-filling material.
The project will be realized through the tight cooperation between partner organizations to create synergies for development and testing of innovative biomaterials for dentistry. The innovative technologies will be used to produce a root-filling material with nanoparticles with tailored biological and antibacterial properties. Evaluation of a new biomaterials with silver nanoparticles in vitro will be carried out on a specially designed tooth model. Biocompatibility and in-vivo assessment will be used to prove antibacterial effect of the new biomaterial on a relevant animal model.
Interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral secondment will be the main tool for project realization with aim of strengthening research, training, communication and networking capacities of participant organizations and knowledge transfer from academia to industry and vice versa. Proposed research and training goals will lead to increased research, transferable skills and competences of early stage researcher with the aim to improve employability and career perspectives in both academic and industrial sectors. Public dissemination of new research results will increase the awareness in the general society of the role of research and researchers in development of EU as a leading destination for R&I.


Net EU contribution
€ 230 000,00
1586 RIGA

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Latvija Latvija Rīga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
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