Navigation Links
£4 million to tackle spread of bacterial infections
Date:2/5/2014

The University of Liverpool has been awarded 4million for a research and innovation hub to help businesses find new ways of preventing the spread of bacterial, viral and fungal infections.

The `Open Innovation Hub for Antimicrobial Surfaces' will design and develop a new generation of surfaces and materials that are capable of inhibiting the spread of these infections.

There is significant global demand for products that prevent microbes from growing on surfaces from a wide range of sectors including medical, food and beverage processing, and shipping. The NHS alone spends 2bn on infection control in UK hospitals, and anti-infective surfaces have a crucial role in helping to combat the threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Professor Rasmita Raval, Director of the Open Innovation Hub for Antimicrobial Surfaces, said: "We will work with enterprising local companies to develop and deliver innovative anti-infective surface technologies, which have commercial applications across medical and industrial sectors.

"It is the only antimicrobial centre in the UK with such scope and scale to design and deliver advanced anti-infective surfaces, and will establish Liverpool as the UK's premier industry-facing antimicrobial materials centre."

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Hub's state-of-the-art facilities will look at the behaviour of bacteria on surfaces such as textiles, plastics and metals to understand how their growth and spread can be stopped by engineering the materials that people come into contact with in their homes, work place, and hospitals.

The Open Innovation Hub will help local small and medium sized companies access new technologies, collaborate on research projects and link to large scale purchasers, including multinational companies, to develop new supply chains and market-ready products.


'/>"/>
Contact: Sarah Stamper
sarah.stamper@liv.ac.uk
01-517-943-044
University of Liverpool
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Salk Institute and Stanford University to lead new $40 million stem cell genomics center
2. Scripps scientist awarded $1.8 million to develop new approaches to lung cancer therapy
3. Modeling buildings by the millions: Building codes in China tested for energy savings
4. 80 million SEK study seeks to explain what drives our appetites
5. GW receives up to $14.6 million to develop method to characterize security threats
6. £7.4 million study seeks to explain what drives our appetites
7. Case Western Reserve wins $12.7 million for AIDS research and clinical trials
8. $7.5 million to JAX from South Korean government for cancer genomics project
9. Dartmouth-led team gets $8 million grant to research arsenic in children
10. With $1.6 million award, biochemist tackles diabetes
11. Autism Speaks awards nearly $2.7 million for new research projects
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... VIEW, Calif. , July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... and services for gene function analysis and biomarker ... Guide RNA (sgRNA) Knockout Library targeting all human ... specifically and permanently "knock out" a gene,s function. ... provides a high throughput screening tool so that ...
(Date:7/21/2015)... -- Today, ZTE announced its Android smartphone Axon, featuring ... revenues in 2015 that relate to sales of FPC1025 for this ... 2,200 MSEK for 2015. Jörgen Lantto, CEO of FPC, ... China and we are proud that ... Axon , its first ...
(Date:7/13/2015)... 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ... focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announced ... for BEHAVIORAL-DIRECTED AUTHENTIATION METHOD AND SYSTEM. ... secure method to make payments.  With this patent, ... with its groundbreaking voice-direct payment patent application, with ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):CELLECTA, INC. Announces Launch of Human Whole Genome CRISPR Knockout Library 2FPC's Touch Fingerprint Sensor FPC1025 in ZTE's Smartphone Axon 2NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 2NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 3NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 4
... May 1, 2008 There have been recent claims ... dairy industry has hyped the assertion by investing millions of ... evidence published in the journal Nutrition Reviews reveals that neither ... Joy Lanou of the University of North Carolina at Asheville ...
... Germany have discovered a new mechanism of infection for ... the only infectious disease which can kill entire colonies ... considerable economic loss to beekeepers all over the world. ... hive. The mechanism of infection (pathogenic mechanism) was ...
... including a researcher from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at ... tropical oceans are expanding as the oceans warm, limiting ... organisms can live or enter in search of food. ... from the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) in ...
Cached Biology News:Bees disease -- 1 step closer to finding a cure 2Oxygen depletion: A new form of ocean habitat loss 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... France and Dallas, TX, USA (PRWEB) , ... ... ... of innovative nano and microsystems, has appointed Francois Vieillard as Sales & Marketing ... Marketing at executive positions, Francois Vieillard will be responsible for reinforcing Tronics’ business ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Leading regenerative veterinary medicine ... its canine osteoarthritis stem cell product, currently under development for FDA approval. The ... be marketed in the US by Aratana. This product, termed AT-016, is an ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015  With over 60,000 customers across the globe, ISN ... connect 450 hiring organizations with more than 60,000 safe and reliable contractors in over 80 countries. ... ... ... Headquartered in Dallas, TX ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... Pa. , July 30, 2015  Discovery ... that it has received the second $1.0M tranche ... Innovation Research (SBIR) grant valued at up to ... company,s aerosolized KL4 surfactant as a potential medical ... injury.  Discovery Labs was awarded an initial $1.0 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Tronics appoints Francois Vieillard as Sales and Marketing Director 2VetStem Biopharma Successfully Completes Large Milestone Efficacy Study for its Flagship Canine Osteoarthritis Stem Cell Product 2VetStem Biopharma Successfully Completes Large Milestone Efficacy Study for its Flagship Canine Osteoarthritis Stem Cell Product 3ISN Reaches Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers 2ISN Reaches Over 60,000 Worldwide Customers 3Discovery Labs Receives $1.0 million under an SBIR Grant in Continuing Support of the Development of Aerosolized KL4 Surfactant to Address Radiation-Induced Lung Injury 2Discovery Labs Receives $1.0 million under an SBIR Grant in Continuing Support of the Development of Aerosolized KL4 Surfactant to Address Radiation-Induced Lung Injury 3
... Brookfield, Wis. - Banklink , a unit of ... have agreed to deliver the Web-based iLINK Remote Deposit ... Remote Deposit module, which will be used for remote corporate ... and electronically submit all of their deposits directly from their ...
... Wis. - Hartford-based api Software, Inc . has ... to four hospitals and health systems, for whom it may ... designed the bundled system so that parts of the bundle ... objective in an era of severe nursing shortages. , ...
... - The Wisconsin Angel Network , hoping to add ... system to enable companies to use rich media technology to ... uses Mediasite technology from Sonic Foundry , is designed ... expense. For about the cost of an airplane ticket, businesses ...
Cached Biology Technology:Medical software may be a retention tool 2Angel network introduces ePlan 2
...
High voltage electrophoresis power supply...
... Major Science Major Science MS 300V (Cat. ... supply designed to meet most electrophoresis needs ... unit. Major Science MS 300V power supply ... to instruments used in electrophoresis. 4 pairs ...
Mouse monoclonal antibody to ANAPC2 - anaphase promoting complex subunit 2...
Biology Products: