First opinion paper of the COST Action Network AMiCI have been published in The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. We publish here the abstract (1) and conclusions (5). 1.The abstract: Infections and infectious diseases are considered a major challenge to
Commentary: Worldwide, millions of patients are affected annually by healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), impacting up to 80,000 patients in European Hospitals on any given day. This represents not only public health risk, but also an economic burden. Through its Cooperation in Science and Technology
Over sixty universities, research institutes and companies from twenty-nine European countries will jointly study the impact of applying antimicrobial (nano-)coatings on decreasing the spread of infections. The beneficial aspects of these measures will be assessed in the context of potential
Purpose of a Short-Term Scientific Mission STSM facilitates Researchers from COST Countries participating in COST Action [CA 15114] to go to an institution, organisation or research centre in another participating COST Country to foster collaboration and to perform empirical research.
The main objective of AMiCI action is to develop, structure, coordinate and maintain a long-term, flexible and open European network in the field of AMC in healthcare. The scientific field encompasses R&D of materials and coatings, testing, legal aspects and
Many efforts to reduce AMR have been initiated, are ongoing and have been concluded. However many of these have been proven to be only partially sufficient. In order to succeed, a holistic approach is needed (Communication from the Commission to
Coordination of the best European research resources and capabilities will form the necessary critical mass and develop the most advanced scientific approaches to tackle AMR, reversing its increasing trend, and leading to the sustainable use of antibiotics and treatments for
Novel antibiotic drugs are scarce and increasing resistance against antimicrobial drugs is established. Innovations that tackle rising and prominent threats in healthcare are demanded. Preventive innovations are needed to minimize microbial pressure in bacterial “hotspots”, like hospitals, nursing homes or