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Applied Biotechnology

Current projects


Multiplex point-of-care device for lung disease biomarkers in sputum, PCIN-2016-134


Funded by: ERA-NET EuroNanoMed-II
Duration: from 2017 to 2019
Budget: 1,497,808 €
Project coordinator: César Fernández-Sánchez (CNM-CSIC, Spain)

Nanorecubrimientos híbridos con mejorada eficiencia antimicrobiana y antibiopelícula para dispositivos médicos invasivosMAT2015-67648-R


Funded by: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)
Duration: from 2015 to 2019
Budget: 100.000 €
Project coordinator: Tzanko Tzanov


PROTECT - Pre-commercial lines for production of surface nanostructured antimicrobial and anti-biofilm textiles, medical devices and water treatment membranes, H2020 - 720851


Funded by: E.C. within the Framework of H2020
Duration: from 2017 to 2021
Budget: 9,441,862.50 €
Project coordinator: Tzanko Tzanov


CytoNanoHeal - Engineered nanotools for advanced cell therapies


Funded by:ERA-NET EuroNanoMed-II
Duration: from 2015 to 2018 
Budget: 1,251,515 €
Project coordinator: Tzanko Tzanov


SKHINCAPS - SKin Healthcare by Innovative NanoCAPsuleS, H2020 - 685909

by:E.C. within the Framework of H2020logo skhincaps
Duration: from 2015 to 2019  
Budget: 3,265,920.75 €
Project coordinator: Carla Silva (CENTITVC, Portugal)

NPERDMD - Investigating the mechanism of eradication of multi drug resistant bacteria by inorganic (mixed metal oxides), organic (antibiotic) and protein-based nanoparticles, AC14/00022


Funded by:Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (under the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance - JPIAMR)
Duration: from 2015 to 2018
Budget: 523,792 €
Project coordinator: Aharon Gedanken (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)

InFact - Functional materials for fast diagnosis of wound infection, FP7- 604278InFact


Funded by:EU within the 7th Framework Programme
Duration: from 2014 to 2017
Budget: 6,151,922 €
Project coordinator: Georg Guebitz (BOKU University, Austria)

Previous projects


ERUTAN - A bio-based floor covering with ERUTAN inside, ECO/11/304532


Funded by: E.C. in the framework of CIP Eco-Innovative
Duration: from 2012 to 2015
Budget: 1,371,211 €
Project coordinator: Yvar Monasch (Best Wool Carpets B.V., Netherlands)

NanoQuench - Novel coatings to prevent biofilm formation on urinary catheters based on nanoantibiotics and quorum quenching compounds, FP7-331416


Funded by: Marie Curie IEF within the 7th Framework Programme
Duration: from 2013 to 2015
Budget: 166,336.20 €
Project coordinator: Tzanko Tzanov

Apósitos activos para heridas crónicas basados en biopolímeros, MAT2012-32668


Funded by: MINECO
Duration: from 2013 to 2016
Budget: 45,000 €
Project coordinator: Tzanko Tzanov

NOVO - Novel approaches for prevention of biofilms formed on medical indwelling devices, e.g. catheters, FP7- 278402
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Funded by: EU within the 7th Framework Programme
Duration: from 2012 to 2015
Budget: 3,933,882.05 €
Project coordinator: Georg Guebitz (BOKU University, Austria)

APROPOS - Added value from high protein & high oil industrial co-streams, FP7-289170

Funded by: EU within the 7th Framework Programme
Duration: from 2012 to 2015
Budget:  3,879,813.40 €
Project coordinator: Raija Lantto (VTT, Finland)


SONO - A pilot line of antibacterial and antifungal medical textiles based on a sonochemical process, FP7-228730



Funded by: EU within the 7th Framework Programme
Duration: from 2009 to 2013
Budget: 12,038,142.60 €
Project coordinator: Aharon Gedanken (BIU, Israel)
Acknowledged as a SUCCESSFUL STORY by the European Commission

BIODRESS - Biopolymer dressings for efficient wound management, MANUNET-2010-655


Funded by: Acc1ó MANUNET-2010-655
Duration: from 2010 to 2013
Budget: 421,463 €
Project coordinator: Cristina Buemi (DI.PRO, Piedmont, Italy)

LIDWINE – Multi-functionalised medical textiles for wound (e.g decubitus) prevention and improved wound healing, FP6-26741


Funded by: EU within the 6th Framework Programme
lidwineDuration: from 2006 to 2010
Budget: 8,806,865 €
Project coordinator: H. Lenting (TNO, Netherlands)
Acknowledged as a SUCCESSFUL STORY by the European Commission

PhotoNanoTech - Photozyme nanoparticle applications for water purification, textile finishing, photodynamic biomineralization and biomaterials coating, FP6-33168


Funded by: EU within the 6th Framework Programme
photonanotechDuration: from 2007 to 2010
Budget: 2,249,129 €
Project coordinator: G. Georgiev (Sofia University, Bulgaria)

SUSTENTABILIDADE DE ECOSSISTEMAS: FIBRAS VEGETAIS TÊXTEIS -Mapeamento e estudo de fibras de espécies vegetais com empregabilidade têxtil, de biomas tropicais ou tradicionalmente manejadas por comunidades locais, visando susteniblidade de seu plantio e/ou manejo com a conservaçao do ecossistema- P407AC0584


Funded by: CYTED
Duration: from 2008 to 2010
Budget: 105,000 Euros
Project coordinator: Júlia Baruque Ramos (Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil)

BIOPROT - Processing of protein fibrous materials using engineered biotools


Funded by: MEC
Duration: from 2006 to 2009
Budget: 150,000 Euros
Project coordinator: Tzanko Tzanov

ENZUP - Enzymatic upgrading of wool fibres



Funded by: EU within the 6th Framework Programme
Duration: from 2006 to 2008
Budget: 1,313,293 €
Project coordinator: J. Shen (De Montfort University, U.K.)