BioElectricSurface FP7 Project
BioElectricSurface Shortlisted for EuroNanoForum 2013 “Best Research Project Award"
The BioElectricSurface project has been shortlisted for the “Best Research Project Award” at EuroNanoForum 2013.
Members of the project team will be present at EuroNanoForum 2013 in Dublin at Stand S56 (LANIR / MSSI). The aim of the award is to highlight the innovative outcomes of EU research projects and to present how nanotechnologies enable progress in every aspect of daily life: from health to environment, energy, transport, food and communication. The 11 candidates will be voted on and a winner announced at the ENF2013 on 20 June 2013.
EuroNanoForum is Europe’s largest Nanotechnology and Materials Conference. It takes place every two years and receives funding from the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. ENF2013 (Dublin, 18-20 June 2013) will focus on the commercialisation of nanotechnologies, exploiting its potential for new applications and taking them further from enabling technologies to end products.
EuroNanoForum Call for Projects webpage lists the finalists.
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Research area: NMP-2007-1.1-1 Nano-scale mechanisms of bio/non-bio interactions.
The BioElectricSurface project completed in September 2011.
The project had set out to develop methods to manipulate surface charge on biomaterials surfaces by electrical modification.
This surface charge is critical in mediating bio/non bio interactions in vivo and therefore very important in the area of medical devices.
The project developed novel nanoscale techniques to obtain a quantitative insight into biological interactions on the biomedical device surfaces.
The research provided valuable understanding of biological interactions at the nanometer scale and this understanding was applied to develop both plaque-resistant cardiovascular and urological stents; advancing new materials for rapid-healing orthopaedic implants; and producing MRSA-resistant self sterilising hospital gowns.
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Monograph on the creation and characterisation of nanodomains and biological interactions (Deliverable 2.5)
*** UPDATE: RSC selected the Project Book as its Book of the Month for August (2012)***
Biological Interactions with Surface Charge in Biomaterials
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Journal of Colloid And Interface Science Publication
Article title: In situ photoexcitation of silver doped titania nanopowders for activity against bacteria and yeasts
European Research Team Develop textiles to kill MRSA Superbug in Hospitals
PRESS RELEASE 18-3-2011
Partners of a European Commission funded research project have developed textiles that will kill the MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) superbug. The European research team, BioElectricSurface (www.bioelectricsurface.eu), has used nanomaterials that activate agents to kill MRSA on textiles used in hospital drapes*, bed linens and upholstery. Nanomaterials, which are a thousand times smaller than a human hair, are known to possess extra-ordinary physical and chemical properties.
Last Updated (Thursday, 14 April 2011 19:58)