Drug Delivery and Antimicrobial Devices

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Drug Delivery and Antimicrobial Devices

Drug Delivery and Antimicrobial Devices

Site-specific and targeted drug delivery is often a prerequisite for efficient use of medical devices and advanced therapies. The Danish Technological Institute can assist you in development of materials, tools and technologies for delivery of advanced therapies to patients. Imparting antimicrobial properties to a device is a means to combat microbial colonization and decrease the incidence of device-related infections. This will decrease the need for systemically applied antibiotic treatments and reduce antibiotic resistance development.

How can the Danish Technological Institute help you?

  • Development of hydrogels and biomaterials  for site-specific drug delivery
  • Application of novel antimicrobial strategies in medical devices
  • Extraction of bioactive compounds from natural sources eg. plants and marine  derived components
  • Surface functionalization of implant and device materials
  • Development of stimuli sensitive and responsive materials 
  • Combination of material properties by composite technologies eg. Interpenetrating Polymer Networks (IPNs)

Learn more 

  • BacAttack – an EU FP7 project on development of antimicrobial self-regenerating surfaces for urinary catheters
  • CAR – a Danish strategic research center on multidisciplinary antibacterial research
  • Safeblood – a Eurostar project on development of materials for blood bags free of PVC and phthalates
  • BioMed – a Danish innovation consortium on diagnosis, protection and prevention of biofilm in medical devices
  • Supercritical CO2 technology for extraction, impregnation and polymer processing in medical applications
  • Development of functional polymer materials and hydrogels