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Friday, 06 April 2018

FLEXPOL Project highlighted by Inspira Biotech

The project aims to develop a pilot line for the production of a cost effective antimicrobial adhesive film for its use in hospitals. The ICN2 brings to the initiative fabrication techniques for hierarchical topographies based on micro- and nanofeatures as well as a patent for an in-line non-invasive measurement system used to inspect the quality of the continuously produced film materials.

The FLEXPOL Project (Antimicrobial FLEXible POLymers for its use in hospital environments) aims to develop a pilot line for the production of a cost effective antimicrobial adhesive film for its use in hospitals. The obtained adhesive film will inhibit growth of a wide range of microbes and will be suitable for high-touch surfaces, providing a durable protection with good resistance. ICN2 is among the partners of this project that will assure the highest level of hygiene and patient safety, reducing the use of disinfectants.

This initiative was recently highlighted at the Inspira Biotech website. The ICN2 is involved through the ICN2 Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group led by Prof. Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres in work package 2 to elaborate strategies to create antimicrobial and partially fungicidal behaviour based on topography. Hierarchical superhydrophobic surfaces inhibiting the bacteria adhesion and providing water scarcity in its microenvironment as well as hierarchical structures with nanospikes are being designed. The structures will provide inhibition to attach as well as the death of those bacteria able to bind. The ICN2 brings to the project fabrication techniques for hierarchical topographies based on micro- and nanofeatures as well as a patent for an in-line non-invasive measurement system used to inspect the quality of the continuously produced film materials.

Read the full article at www.inspirabiotech.com