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A pilot line of antibacterial and antifungal medical textiles based on a sonochemical process

Obiettivo

Hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infections are a major financial issue in the European healthcare system. The financial impact of these infections counteract medical advances and expensive medical treatments by increasing the length of hospital stay by at least 8 days on average per affected patient, hence adding more than 10 millions patient days in hospitals in Europe per year. The statistics on patient safety in the EU show alarming tendencies : - 1 in 10 patients are affected by hospital-acquired infections - 3 million deaths are caused by hospital-acquired infections An active infection control program of patients and personnel and hygiene measures, have proven to significantly reduce both the number of infections and hospitalisation costs . The SONO project directly addresses the above problems by developing a pilot line for the production of medical antibacterial textiles. The pilot line will be based on the scale-up of a sonochemical process developed and patented at BIU laboratories. The pilot line will use a sonochemical technique to produce and deposit inorganic, antimicrobial nanoparticles on medical textiles, e.g. hospital sheets, medical coats and bandages. Sonicators are used industrially for heavy and light duty cleaning, for water disinfection and for sewage treatment. It is also used in the food industry for emulsification and drying. The proposed concept based on one step sonochemical process to produce nanoparticles and impregnate them as antibacterial factors on textile is novel and does not exist on an industrial scale. The concept has already been proven (and patented ) on a lab scale where sonochemistry was applied to impregnate nanoparticles in a single-step process. It was demonstrated that due to the special properties of the sonochemical method the antibacterial nanoparticles are adsorbed permanently on the fibres even after 70 “laundry cycles”. The sonochemical impregnation process is a one-step procedure in which the nanopa

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BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
Indirizzo
Bar Ilan University Campus
52900 Ramat Gan
Israele
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 858 840
Contatto amministrativo
Estelle Waise (Ms.)

Partecipanti (16)

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 752 116,80
Indirizzo
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Timothy Mason (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 726 955
Indirizzo
Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Valenti Guasch (Mr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU TEXTILE SI PIELARIE
Romania
Contributo UE
€ 375 000
Indirizzo
Lucretiu Patrascanu 16
030508 Bucuresti
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Emilia Visileanu (Dr.)
WESSEX INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 670 510,20
Indirizzo
Ashurst Lodge
SO40 7AA Southampton
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Brebbia Carlos (Prof.)
TORRAS VALENTI S.A.

Partecipazione conclusa

Spagna
Indirizzo
Colonia Galobart
08270 Navarcles
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Gabriel Villegas (Mr.)
Viatech
Russia
Contributo UE
€ 616 860
Indirizzo
Leninsky Prospect 31
119991 Moscow
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Vladimir Abramov (Dr.)
CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 703 040
Indirizzo
Chemin Du Vieux Chene 59
38240 Meylan
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Frank Claeyssen (Dr.)
KITOZYME SA
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 245 864
Indirizzo
Rue Haute Claire Parc Industriel 4
4040 Herstal
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Sandrine Gautier (Dr.)
PIELASZEK RESEARCH
Polonia
Contributo UE
€ 233 271
Indirizzo
Bonifacego 74
02-936 Warszawa
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Roman Pielaszek (Dr.)
S.C. DAVO STAR IMPEX SRL
Romania
Contributo UE
€ 557 200
Indirizzo
Str Valea Otului 77-79 Sector 6
61977 Bucharest
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Daniela Anton (Ms.)
OSM-DAN LTD
Israele
Contributo UE
€ 350 280
Indirizzo
19 Pro Neeman Yuval St
7608665 Rehovot
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Pnina Dan (Dr.)
KLOPMAN INTERNATIONAL SRL
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 504 088
Indirizzo
Localita Mola Dei Frati
03100 Frosinone
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Giampaolo Rossi (Mr.)
PARCO SCIENTIFICO TECNOLOGICO PER LAMBIENTE ENVIRONMENT PARK TORINO SPA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 200 592
Indirizzo
Galleria San Federico 54 Co Finpiemonte
10100 Torino
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Alessandro Battaglino (Dr.)
AFCON HOLDINGS LTD
Israele
Contributo UE
€ 816 863
Indirizzo
Hatavor Lane Industrial Zone Segula 4
49691 Petah Tikva
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Yinon Porath (Mr.)
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 386 320
Indirizzo
Plaza Emilio Sala 1
03801 Alcoy Alicante
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Rosa López Ferre (Ms.)
MULTIPROFILE HOSPITAL FOR ACTIVE TREATMENT AND EMERGENCY MEDECINE PIROGOV
Bulgaria
Contributo UE
€ 302 200
Indirizzo
Totleben Blvd 21
1606 Sofia
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Evgenia Stankova (Dr.)