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Environmentally friendly Alternative to Revolutionise the use of formaldehyde in The Histopathology (human tissue) fixative market.

Project description

A safer alternative to formaldehyde for histopathology

Microscopic examination of human tissues is a standard technique employed for disease diagnosis. To preserve the architecture and molecular profile of human tissue biopsy samples, histopathology labs around the world employ formalin, a formaldehyde-based solution, as a fixative. However, formaldehyde is classified as a class 1B carcinogen, putting healthcare workers around the world at daily risk. The EU-funded EARTH project has created Fixocare®, a fixative formulation made from natural products, as a safe alternative to formaldehyde. Apart from reducing both inhalation and skin irritation risk, Fixocare® is safer to dispose of and doesn’t lead to environmental contamination.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Annacotty Business Park
V94FF83 Annacotty Limerick

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Ireland Northern and Western West
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00