Biofilm-related infections are among the main reasons for failure of joint prosthesis with high associated social and economical costs. Bacterial adhesion and subsequent biofilm formation have been shown to develop early after biomaterials implant into the human body, when a “race to the surface” takes place between the host’s cells and the colonizing bacteria eventually present at the surgical site.
Aim of iDAC is to develop, validate and bring to the market a disposable coating of implanted biomaterial; providing an antibacterial/antibiofilm coating of the implant may then play a strategic role in preventing biofilm related infections.
Consortium: 12 partners from 7 countries
Coordinator of the project: NOVAGENIT Srl – Italy
Funding programme: FP7-HEALTH
Project start: 1 January 2012
End date for the project: 30 June 2015
For more information go to the website www.i-dac.eu