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The potential impact of NOVA is far-reaching: by addressing scientific needs in the development of new bioactive coating technologies, NOVA will help to improve the health of citizens and enable safer working and living through the management of infection risks. This will in turn be reflected in economic and regulatory value.
New combinatorial antimicrobial coatings and methods for the analysis of coating as well as insights into the mode of action of coatings
On the one hand, NOVA's coatings will meet the criteria of Safe and Sustainable by Design. On the other hand, new tools for validating coatings and innovative tests with potential for inclusion in future standards will be developed.
Increased revenue and new product opportunities for the consortium. Partners will lead the way in an area where global needs are aligned. Innovative coatings will support the sectors affected by the health crisis in the short and long term.
NOVA will offer validated solutions to specific industrial problems including equipment for integrating coatings into the production chain and digital tools for simplified coating design and development.
Fewer hospitalisations due to infections caused by fomites and a reduction in hospital-acquired infections. Innovative coatings could be a better crisis management tool for future pandemics. NOVA is working to educate and test antimicrobial solutions to increase public confidence.
NOVA's path to impact
Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2023
17. - 20.04.2023
12th World Biomaterial congress
26. - 31.05.2024
EXCO, Daegu, Republic of Korea
International Conference on Nanomaterials
22. - 23.06.2023
8th European Congress on Advanced Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials
12. - 13.10.2023
NOVA's mission is to make every step of antimicrobial coating development easier by delivering expertise, high added value coatings and new testing methodologies. To accomplish this mission, we have created a work plan that is structured to efficiently achieve this goal. NOVA is divided into 8 work packages.
Work Package 1
Scientific coordination and project managementRead more
Work Package 2
Synthesis, optimisation and manufacturing of coatings and nanoscale additivesRead more
Work Package 3
Applications: Use-case-driven coating specifications and specialized coating applicatorRead more
Work Package 4
Human health (Product Safety) - Bio- and Immunocompatibility Studies on interactive, nanocoated surfacesRead more
Work Package 5
Work Package 6
Sustainability assessments of nanocoatingsRead more
Work Package 7
Work Package 8
Dissemination, Communication and ExploitationRead more
At NOVA, we have a great interdisciplinary team - from chemists and toxicologists to data scientists and CEOs. So who better to highlight why this project is so important than our experts in their fields.
The corona pandemic has shown hygiene is paramount for the our health. But we cannot rely on extensive chemical cleaning all of the time. We need new highly effective technologies, that are safe by design.
AkzoNobel – Senior Scientist
NOVA is an interestiong application to apply the new Safe and Sustainable by Design concept to biocides.
Empa – Professor & Group Leader
NOVA is the necessary bridge towards a better future with new safe and protective solutions.
SPARTHA Medical -Project Manager
To develop cutting edge methods that test antimicrobial activity of surfaces under simulated exposure scenarios.
IMSL – Senior Scientist
To bring forward our UV-induced antimicrobial techniques.
Fraunhofer IFAM – Senior Scientist
To improve test capacities and to develop new or further antimicrobial and especially antiviral coatings.
Tim Heusinger von Waldegge
Fraunhofer IFAM – Senior Scientist
Bioactive nanocoatings are the future.
Evonik – Lab technician
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