The AMiCI WG1-WG4 workshop “AntiMicrobial Coatings Applied in Healthcare Settings – Implications for Cleaning Procedures”, Ljubljana, Slovenia

On 20-21 March 2018, the AMiCI WG1-WG4 workshop was held, combined with the Action Core Group Meeting, at the Jožef Stefan Institute in in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 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 Applied Sciences and Technology, NL. Working Groups

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

First virtual AMiCI Action Update

Minna and Francy gave virtual AMiCI update through the virtual HILL system on Feb 1st, 2018. It was a very useful and interesting discussion, that morning on HILL. Only a five participants including Minna and Francy, but this made it very personalized and helped to gain a lot of useful information. Here you can see the presentation with the summary of this meeting. Next virtual AMiCI

Join first virtual AMiCI update on Feb 1st by Francy an Minna

It bacame aparent that lot of AMiCI members would like to be more informed and involved in our Action. The possibility of giving updates, and even lectures through the virtual HILL system, available via SAMK has been discussed during last meeting in Tallin. Now it has come to reality: Minna and Francy will explore this possibility by giving first virtual AMiCI update through the virtual HILL

Antimicrobial Activity Testing of Orthopedic Implant Surface

Applications are open for The COST Training School on   Standardized Antimicrobial Activity Testing of Orthopedic Implant Surface planned March 21-23, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.   The training is organized by Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Faculty of Pharmacy Microbiology, Bioorganic and Macromolecular Chemistry unit Campus Plaine in he scope of COST Action TD1305 Improved Protection of Medical Devices Against Infection (IPROMEDAI). The three days program: Day 1: – Aseptic processing and environmental conditions, – Preparation of the surfaces for the assay, – Preparation of

Joint seminar of the COST AMiCI Action Core Group and WG3 held in NICPB, Tallinn, Estonia

On 16th-17th November 2017, the joint seminar of the COST AMICI Network Core Group and the Working Group 3 was held in the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Tallinn, Estonia. 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

AMiCI on 10th Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries (Belgrade, Serbia)

The Symposium “Antimicrobial coatings in healthcare settings: efficiency versus safety” Infections and infectious diseases are considered a major challenge to human health in healthcare units worldwide. As antimicrobial materials (such as silver and copper) are inherently toxic, the application of (nano-enabled) antimicrobial surface coatings (AMCs) in healthcare settings may cause harm in addition to benefits. Indeed, in parallel to cutting down the spread of potentially