Funding programme: HUMAN RESOURCES
Subprogram: Young research teams
Project title: Inovative eco-friendly antimicrobial bio nanomaterials for food and medicine packaging
Project code: PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-1828
Contract Authority: Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding
Contractor: “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
Project leader: Dr. Maria-Cristina Popescu
Project period: 01.10.2015 – 30.09.2017
Budget: 550 000 lei
The main objective of the project is to find scientific and technical solution and to identify the opportunities and obstacles for introduction to the market of new innovative bio-nanomaterials with antimicrobial activity, with application in food and/or surgical instruments packaging, by combining the properties of cellulose nano whiskers with those of biodegradable polymers and natural antimicrobial agents in order to overcame the actual technological, industrial and social limitation.
Research and development of new eco-friendly antimicrobial bio-nanomaterials have shown huge potential to extend the food life, enhance consumer safety and reducing the contamination of surgical instruments before use. From social point of view the project will improve the managerial competences of the project leader and will permit the organisation of a specialised multidisciplinary team by involving the young PhD and master students.
The proposed project will enhance the knowledge of the research team on the field of antimicrobial polymeric systems, which will have impact on several levels: scientific, technical, ecological and social. New research project opportunities will be developed to address the identified scientific gaps. This project aims to achieve detailed knowledge on the phenomena which stands to the basis of the obtained new inovative bio-nanomaterials at laboratory scale, and further for implementation to a commercial scale .
Inovative eco-friendly antimicrobial bio nanomaterials for food and medicine packaging
Project PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-1828 Contract no. 226/ 01.10.2015