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Printable polypeptide hydrogels with antimicrobial properties

Project description

3D printing of biomaterials with antibacterial properties

The global issue of antimicrobial drug resistance necessitates novel interventions. Biomaterials with antimicrobial properties are emerging as an attractive solution for a wide variety of applications including wound healing and tissue engineering, where persistent bacteria pose a serious health threat. The EU-funded GelPrint project is developing peptide-based antimicrobial or bacteriostatic hydrogels that can be 3D printed. Researchers are exploring lysine-based polypeptides and investigating their antibacterial properties and feasibility to be used in tissue regeneration. The GelPrint printable tissue regenerating platform is highly innovative and has great clinical potential to address nosocomial infections.

Coordinator

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND
Net EU contribution
€ 184 590,72
Address
St Stephen's Green 123
2 Dublin
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Northern and Western Border
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00