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Pathogen and Graphene

Objective

Complications related to infectious diseases have significantly reduced, particularly in the developed countries, due to the availability and use of broad-range antibiotics and wide variety of antimicrobial agents. Excessive use of antibiotics and antimicrobial agents increased significantly the number of multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria. This has resulted in a serious threat to public health. The inexorable rise in the incidence of antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens, coupled with the low rate of emergence of new clinically useful antibiotics, has refocused attention on finding alternatives to overcome antimicrobial resistance. Novel strategies aiming to reduce the amount of antibiotics, but able to prevent and treat animal and human infections should be investigated, evidenced and approved. Among the various approaches, the use of graphene and its derivatives is currently considered a highly promising strategy to overcome microbial drug resistance.

In line with this interest in graphene by the European Commission through the graphene ‘flagship’ initiatives, we respond in this consortium by exploring the utility of novel graphene based nanocomposites for the management and better understanding of microbial infections. The anti-microbical potential of the novel graphene based nanomaterials, the possibility of using such structures for the development of non-invase therapies together with the understanding of the mechanism of action will be the main focal points of the proposed project entitled “PANG”, relating to Pathogen and Graphene.

We have gathered the essential elements, namely different academic institutions in Europe (France, Germany, and Sweden) and their associated countries (Ukraine) as well as two European companies (Graphenea-Spain and LSO Medical-France) and one company (RS RESEARCH) in one of the associated countries (Turkey). The proposed multidisciplinary project uniquely suits high-level interdisciplinary and cross-border training.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE LILLE
Net EU contribution
€ 108 000,00
Address
42 Rue Paul Duez
59000 Lille
France

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Region
Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 72 000,00
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Bochum, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM ERLANGEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 45 000,00
Address
Maximiliansplatz 2
91054 Erlangen

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
LVIVSKYI NATIONALNYI MEDYCHNYI UNIVERSYTET IMENI DANYLA HALYTSKOHO
Ukraine
Net EU contribution
€ 76 500,00
Address
69 Pekarska Street
79010 Lviv

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
GRAPHENEA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 49 500,00
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi 83
20009 San Sebastian Guipuzcoa

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
LSO MEDICAL
France
Net EU contribution
€ 49 500,00
Address
280 Rue Salvador Allende
59120 Loos

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
RS ARASTIRMA EGITIM DANISMANLIK ILAC SANAYI TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Türkiye
Net EU contribution
€ 157 500,00
Address
Sanayi Mah Teknopark Blv. Teknopark 2a Apt No 1/2a
34906 Istanbul

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00