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General-purpose virus-neutralizing engulfing shells with modular target-specificity

Projektbeschreibung

Neutralising nanoshells for broad virus targeting

Viral infections affect millions of people every year, yet no treatment is available for 70 % of known pathogenic viruses. The EU-funded VIROFIGHT project is proposing a new radical approach to fight viral infections by constructing synthetic nanoshells that can specifically recognise and engulf entire viruses, neutralising them by occlusion. The interdisciplinary project integrates chemistry, molecular nanoengineering and virology with the mission to develop and test prototypes of engulfing nanoshells that have the principal capacity to neutralise any given virus. VIROFIGHT has the potential to become a revolutionary achievement as shell prototypes can be developed and produced in the course of weeks after the discovery of a viral pathogen, and the drug concept can be adapted for a wide variety of viruses.

Aufforderung zur Vorschlagseinreichung

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Finanzierungsplan

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Koordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Adresse
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Deutschland
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU-Beitrag
€ 1 642 882,36

Beteiligte (4)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Dänemark
EU-Beitrag
€ 648 450
Adresse
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KEMIJSKI INSTITUT
Slowenien
EU-Beitrag
€ 630 957,50
Adresse
Hajdrihova 19
1000 Ljubljana
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET REGENSBURG
Deutschland
EU-Beitrag
€ 686 437,50
Adresse
Universitatsstrasse 31
93053 Regensburg
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARTTIC
Frankreich
EU-Beitrag
€ 272 215,14
Adresse
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)