A Swedish SME has developed a unique antimicrobial coating to prevent healthcare associated infections related to the use of medical devices. In vitro and clinical studies have confirmed significant reduction in bacterial colonization,
The strong antibacterial coating provides stability towards variations in pH and ionic strength and prevents the release of components with potential toxic or accumulation effects in the patient. This avoids the use of antibiotics and the ability of bacteria to develop resistance.
The antimicrobial technology is available for medical devices applied in the urinary tract, the respiratory tract and the bloodstream including a broad range of medical application areas such as:
•Urinary tract infections (urinary catheter)
•Wound infections (dressings)
•Blood infections (venous catheter)
•Ventilator associated pneumonia (endotracheal tubes, ventilation masks, nasal prong)
The SME has a pilot test plant for processing of smaller batches and demonstrations.
The SME is looking for industrial partners – manufacturers of medical devices for which healthcare associated infections due to colonization of bacteria is a problem.
The industrial partners are expected to enter licensing agreements with the aim of implementing the antibacterial coating into the existing or emerging products.
If the industrial partner finds that the offered technology needs to be customized, the SME is willing to enter into research cooperation agreement as well.
Target countries are Europe and the USA.