Innovation consortium BIOFORS
Bacteria-related infections, growing in so-called biofilms on
medical equipment during use, is a major problem
for hospitalized patients and is associated with
high costs for the healthcare system. Increase in
the number of senior citizens as well
as growing micro organism resistance towards
the problem even further.
The primary goal of BIOFORS is development of innovative
solutions for medical tubing, primarily using controlled release of
UV light, but also through surface modifications. Minimizing
biofilm formation on the inner surface of medical tubing will
lead to reduced risk of patient infection and related health
problems, thus resulting in huge savings for
the healthcare system.
In the consortium, this overall challenge will be
addressed by using a rare combination of key competences
within the telecommunication, polymer and medico industry. BIOFORS
consists of partners across both the public and private sector as
well as across research, development and production together in one
interdisciplinary, international collaboration.
Project start Feb. 2014. Duration 3½ years.
BIOFORS is a partnership between companies, universities and
knowledge institutions, 10 partners in total.
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This project is funded by Innovation Fund Denmark,
which invests in the development of new knowledge and technology
creating growth and employment in Denmark. The Fund focuses on
societal challenges, strengthens research and increases innovation
commitment within private companies.
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