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New Blue Revolution through a pioneering pathogen-trapping technology based on bioselective hydrogel-forming proteins

Project description

Catching pathogens directly from the water

European aquaculture takes a variety of forms, such as intensive farming models that are widely used for rearing finfish. However, intensive models have led to an increase in infection outbreaks, impacting fish health, food production, the environment and the industry’s bottom line. The EU-funded PathoGelTrap project will develop a pathogen-trapping technology that will bring a paradigm shift in infectious-disease management practices. Specifically, it will design a chimeric biomimetic material that will efficiently recognise and trap fish pathogens (both viruses and bacteria) directly in the water and block them. The project will provide the industry with two solutions: PathoGelTrap Liquid (for closed fish farms) to be added directly into the fish-farm water as a flocculant agent and PathoGelTrap Filter (for both closed and open fish farms) to trap the pathogens as they pass through the regular aquaculture filtration systems.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SMARTWATER FISH FARM SOFTWARE SOLUTION SL
Address
Avenida De La Dehesa 23
28250 Torrelodones
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 623 875

Participants (5)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 866 500
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTYTUT FIZYKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 462 125
Address
Al Lotnikow 32/46
02 668 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLE VENEZIE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 435 625
Address
Viale Dell Universita 10
35020 Legnaro
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 317 062,50
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VERTECH GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 291 250
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)