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A pilot line of antibacterial and antifungal medical textiles based on a sonochemical process

Objective

Hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infections are a major financial issue in the European healthcare system. The financial impact of these infections counteract medical advances and expensive medical treatments by increasing the length of hospital stay by at least 8 days on average per affected patient, hence adding more than 10 millions patient days in hospitals in Europe per year. The statistics on patient safety in the EU show alarming tendencies : - 1 in 10 patients are affected by hospital-acquired infections - 3 million deaths are caused by hospital-acquired infections An active infection control program of patients and personnel and hygiene measures, have proven to significantly reduce both the number of infections and hospitalisation costs . The SONO project directly addresses the above problems by developing a pilot line for the production of medical antibacterial textiles. The pilot line will be based on the scale-up of a sonochemical process developed and patented at BIU laboratories. The pilot line will use a sonochemical technique to produce and deposit inorganic, antimicrobial nanoparticles on medical textiles, e.g. hospital sheets, medical coats and bandages. Sonicators are used industrially for heavy and light duty cleaning, for water disinfection and for sewage treatment. It is also used in the food industry for emulsification and drying. The proposed concept based on one step sonochemical process to produce nanoparticles and impregnate them as antibacterial factors on textile is novel and does not exist on an industrial scale. The concept has already been proven (and patented ) on a lab scale where sonochemistry was applied to impregnate nanoparticles in a single-step process. It was demonstrated that due to the special properties of the sonochemical method the antibacterial nanoparticles are adsorbed permanently on the fibres even after 70 “laundry cycles”. The sonochemical impregnation process is a one-step procedure in which the nanopa

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-LARGE-2
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BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
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Bar Ilan University Campus
52900 Ramat Gan
Israel

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Estelle Waise (Ms.)
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€ 858 840

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COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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€ 752 116,80
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Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Timothy Mason (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
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€ 726 955
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Valenti Guasch (Mr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU TEXTILE SI PIELARIE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 375 000
Address
Lucretiu Patrascanu 16
030508 Bucuresti

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Emilia Visileanu (Dr.)
WESSEX INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 670 510,20
Address
Ashurst Lodge
SO40 7AA Southampton

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Brebbia Carlos (Prof.)
TORRAS VALENTI S.A.

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Spain
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Colonia Galobart
08270 Navarcles
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Gabriel Villegas (Mr.)
Viatech
Russia
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€ 616 860
Address
Leninsky Prospect 31
119991 Moscow

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Vladimir Abramov (Dr.)
CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
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€ 703 040
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Chemin Du Vieux Chene 59
38240 Meylan

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Frank Claeyssen (Dr.)
KITOZYME SA
Belgium
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€ 245 864
Address
Rue Haute Claire Parc Industriel 4
4040 Herstal

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Sandrine Gautier (Dr.)
PIELASZEK RESEARCH
Poland
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€ 233 271
Address
Bonifacego 74
02-936 Warszawa

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Roman Pielaszek (Dr.)
DAVO STAR IMPEX SRL
Romania
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€ 557 200
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Str Valea Otului 77-79 Sector 6 Parter S1 S2 Etaj 1 S3
061977 Bucuresti

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Daniela Anton (Ms.)
OSM-DAN LTD
Israel
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€ 350 280
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19 Pro Neeman Yuval St
7608665 Rehovot

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Pnina Dan (Dr.)
KLOPMAN INTERNATIONAL SRL
Italy
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€ 504 088
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Localita Mola Dei Frati
03100 Frosinone

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Giampaolo Rossi (Mr.)
PARCO SCIENTIFICO TECNOLOGICO PER LAMBIENTE ENVIRONMENT PARK TORINO SPA
Italy
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€ 200 592
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Galleria San Federico 54 Co Finpiemonte
10100 Torino

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Alessandro Battaglino (Dr.)
AFCON HOLDINGS LTD
Israel
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€ 816 863
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Hatavor Lane Industrial Zone Segula 4
49691 Petah Tikva

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Administrative Contact
Yinon Porath (Mr.)
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 386 320
Address
Plaza Emilio Sala 1
03801 Alcoy Alicante

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Research Organisations
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Rosa López Ferre (Ms.)
MULTIPROFILE HOSPITAL FOR ACTIVE TREATMENT AND EMERGENCY MEDECINE PIROGOV
Bulgaria
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€ 302 200
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Totleben Blvd 21
1606 Sofia

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Evgenia Stankova (Dr.)