Training School on “Antimicrobial Coatings”

5-day Training School on Antimicrobial Coatings at Amsterdam UMC at the University of Amsterdam, April 8-12, 2019 The COST action CA15114 “AMiCI” organize a 5-day Training School on “Antimicrobial Coatings”. The objective of this training school is to provide Early Stage Researchers with scientific background as well as practical expertise in testing antimicrobial coatings and surfaces, trained by renowned material and infectious disease scientists. This training school

AMiCI Mid-Term Conference in Zagreb, Croatia

On 2-3 October 2018, the AMiCI Mid-Term Conference was held, combined with the Action Management Committee and Core Group Meetings, at the Andrija Stampar Teaching Institute of Public Health, in Zagreb, Croatia. The European Union COST Action AMiCI brings together experts on the synthesis, use and assessment of unwanted side effects of antimicrobial coatings. The project is coordinated by dr. Francy Crijns (Zuyd University of

Environmental and Experimental Factors Affecting Efficacy Testing of Nonporous Plastic Antimicrobial Surfaces

Test methods for efficacy assessment of antimicrobial coatings are not modelled on a hospital environment, and instead use high humidity (>90%) high temperature (37 °C), and no airflow. Therefore, an inoculum will not dry, resulting in an antimicrobial surface exhibiting prolonged antimicrobial activity, as moisture is critical to activity. Liquids will dry quicker in a hospital ward, resulting in a reduced antimicrobial efficacy compared to

AMiCI Mid-term Conference, Zagreb, Croatia

The program of the Conference: Day 1: Tuesday 2 October 9:00 Welcome by Local Organiser 9:15 AMiCI – What has happened the past 2 years? Challenges & Solutions 10:00 WG1 Session: Antimicrobial Coatings (AMC) – Safe by Design 10:00 Critical overview of antimicrobial coating technologies in healthcare settings (plenary talk) 10:40 Coffee break 11:00 Nanoengineering strategies for safe by design antimicrobial materials 11:25 Phthalocyanine derivatives as

Welcome Bosnia and Herzegovina became new partner countries in the AMiCI COST Action

Following the E-vote on the approval of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a partner country in the AMiCI Action, thise countries became new partner countries in the AMiCI COST Action. Proposal has been accepted by 18 countries voting Yes and other 13 countries abstaining, which – according to the COST rules – is equal to the positive vote. The outcome of this vote will be recorded

Network day NanoSilver 2018

On the occasion of a joint project in the network, the Network day NanoSilver 2018 takes place at the university medical centre in Regensburg (UKR). At the UKR, various surfaces within the emergency room are equipped with antimicrobial silver. Over a period of one year, the innovative coatings are compared with conventional surfaces to evaluate their effectiveness. Of course, the project will be presented at

Si TECHNOLOGY: Innovative Textile Functionalization

Smart Inovation is a Portuguese nanotechnology company that offers innovative solutions for the functionalization of different materials in the scope of health, well-being and protection. Unique and innovative, the Si Technology is patented in 147 countries and offers multiple applications for multiple industries, products and materials. The Si Technology consists of a matrix o nano/microparticles that can be fixed to different substracts and carry different

Antimicrobial Coatings applied in healthcare settings – Implications for cleaning procedures.

Program AMiCI WG1&WG4 workshop, Jožef Stefan Institute, LjubljanaTuesday, 20th of March 8:30 Registration 9:00 Welcome by representative St Jožef Stefan Institute Ljubliana 9:15   What have we learnt from living lab studies with AMCs in Healthcare? Francy Crijns, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands) 9:30   Science meets industry – why are many innovative coating technologies never entering the market? Simone Schulte, Evonik (Germany)

STSM: Fabrication of electrospun antimicrobial nanofibers based on phytochemicals

STSM asignment description: The objective of this STSM is the fabrication of phytochemical based antimicrobial nanofibers via electrospinning which may find application in medical devices for the purpose of infection prevention and control. Through collaboration with TÜBİTAK MRC and Zurich University, it is planned to perform the nanofabrication studies and some of the preliminary morphological characterisations at the Zurich University, and then to done the

STSM: Evaluating the anti-biofilm activity of surfaces composed of ZnO/Ag heterostructures

STSM completed: ZnO/Ag heterostructures are expected to exhibit UVA-induced photocatalytic effect which are due to the presence of ZnO and magnified by the presence of Ag nanoparticles. While these surfaces have been shown to be effective against planktonic bacteria, their action against biofilms is still unknown. As such, the objective of this STSM is to assess the efficacy of ZnO/Ag surfaces against mono- or multi-species