AMiCI Mid-term Conference, Zagreb, Croatia

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 efficient and safe photoantimicrobials
11:35 Plant mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles and its application as antimicrobial agents
11:45 Magnetron sputtering as tool to develop antimicrobial coatings for biomedical devices
11:55 Antimicrobial new membranes for oral surgery
12:05 Antimicrobial surfaces in practice – nanosilver in the research project “NE-Offensive”
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30 WG2 Session: Performance Assessment of AMCs
13:30 From concept to market: the challenge of getting an AMC to market
14:00 Laboratory test methods: An Introduction
14:30 Proliferation and adhesion assays for high throughput testing of and validations of AMCs
15:00 Vital staining on surfaces
15:30-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-17:00 Visit Institute Ruđer Bošković
19:00 Conference Dinner


  • Day 2: Wednesday 3 October
9:00 Management Committee meeting
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 WG3 Session: Adverse effects of AMCs – Risk Benefit Analysis
10:30 Introduction
10:45 Life cycle approach for nanomaterials in coatings to balance environmental benefits and risks
11:15 Questions
11:30 Can antimicrobial surfaces promote development of resistant microorganisms?
12:00 Questions
12:15 Discussion on both topics
12:30-13:45 Lunch break
13:45 WG4 Session: The new cleaning
13:45 Atmospheric pressure plasma for the purposes of surface decontamination
14:15 Biobased cleaning, the future in healthcare cleaning?
14:45 Questions & discussion
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Wrap up & panel discussion with WG leaders
18:00-19:00 Guided city tour (optional)


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