DTU Nanotech participates in three projects which have received support from the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation.
The project “Multiplex Blood Culture Test” received 15 MDKK and has a total budget of 28 MDKK. The project aims at developing a new and simple method for the detection of blood infections, which will generate results within an hour. Where the tests used today may take days to generate a result and hence prolong the waiting period for the correct treatment, the new method will see to it that blood infections are identified fast and as a result the appropriate treatment can be commenced immediately and hence aid in saving lives.
The project will run for 3.5 years and has 5 partners: AdvanDx A/S, Aalborg Hospital, DTU Nanotech, DTU Bio and Aalborg University. Professor Jörg P. Kutter participates from DTU Nanotech.
The Project “Safe Flame Retardants” received 7.2 MDKK and has a total budget of 14 MDKK. The project aims at improving flame retardants by encapsulating and fixating them. This will make them less damaging to the environment and health and at the same time they will last longer. The goal is to make carpets for passenger ships of synthetic materials that meet the fire requirements, to make a more environmentally safe flame retardant of cotton, and a cost-competitive and safer roofing felt.
The project will run for 3 years and has 5 partners: Egetæpper A/S, Kemotextil A/S, Icopal A/S, DTU Nanotech and the Danish Technological Institute. Professor Kristoffer Almdal participates from DTU Nanotech.
The project “Immune antibody repertoires in microdroplets” received 15 MDKK and has a total budget of 28 MDKK. The project aims at mapping the antibodies in the immune system by way of nanotechnology. Antibodies play a crucial part in the newest types of cancer medicine and allergies and the new technology will help identify the antibodies which can be used in new cancer treatments.
The project will run for 4 years and has 4 partners: Symphogen A/S, ALK-Abello, DTU Nanotech, DTU Center for Biological Sequence Analysis. Professor Jörg P. Kutter and Associate Professor Martin Dufva participate from DTU Nanotech.