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ANTI-SUPERBUGS Precommercial procurement

Objective

Infections caused by resistant microorganisms often fail to respond to the standard treatment, resulting in prolonged hospital stays, higher health care expenditures, and a greater risk of death.1 Antimicrobials Resistant Organism (AMRO) or Superbugs are invisible, and can survive on surfaces for up to three days. That means that they can be transferred when one infected person simply touches another, or when the patient touches something on which the pathogen resides like a stethoscope or a TV remote control.2 Antibiotic resistance varies according to geographic locations and is directly proportional to the use and misuse of antibiotics. Active surveillance systems are in place across all European member states and Norway and are to be considered one of the main contributing factors to the reduction AMRO infections over the years. On the other hand the effort done up to now is not enough to eradicate AMRO/superbugs infections and ANTI-SUPERBUGS PCP will challenge the industry to develop solutions that in contact with resistant microorganisms can detect their presence and give real-time feedback to the user and at the same time share the information with the healthcare provider electronic record systems linking the infection with the place of the detection. The project will be developped with the support of Sara Bedin, who will provide her know-how in Procurement in Innovation.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Coordinator

AGENCIA DE QUALITAT I AVALUACIO SANITARIES DE CATALUNYA
Address
Calle Roc Boronat 81 95 2 Piso
08005 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 2 719 657,50

Participants (9)

INSTITUT CATALA D'ONCOLOGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 131 250
Address
Av Gran Via De L'hospitalet 199-203
08908 L'hospitalet Del Llobregat
Activity type
Research Organisations
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 42 048,94
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 16 668,75
Address
Pauwelsstrasse 30
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SHEFFIELD TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 16 668,75
Address
Beech Hill Road 8
S10 2SB Sheffield
Activity type
Research Organisations
PROVINCIA AUTONOMA DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 184 380
Address
Piazza Dante 15
38122 Trento
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BEDIN SARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 89 250
Address
Via Amerigo Vespucci 11 Fabbricato 2
20093 Cologno Monzese Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE ACREO AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 35 826,06
Address
Box 1070
164 25 Kista
Activity type
Other
HELIOS KLINIKUM WUPPERTAL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 166 687,50
Address
Heusnerstr. 40
42283 Wuppertal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO MUTUA DE TERRASSA PER A LA DOCENCIA I RECERCA BIOMEDICA I SOCIAL FUNDACIO PRIVADA CATALANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 44 187,50
Address
Plaza Dr Robert 5
08221 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations