European training network for development of personalized anti-infective medical devices combining printing technologies and antimicrobial functionality

Jan 18th-19th 2017, Helsinki, Finland

PRINT-AID KICKED-OFF Jan 18th-19th 2017

by Maya Berg, University of Antwerp
Jan 20th 2017

kickoff group

Photo: Javier Caldentey

On January 18-19th 2017, the kick-off meeting of the H2020 MSCA European Training Network PRINT-AID took place in Helsinki, Finland. For the next four years, this training network will focus on the development of personalized anti-infective medical devices combining printing technologies and antimicrobial functionality.

IMG 0235 Adyary presentaion

Photo: Karita Peltonen

In the project, state-of-the-art printing technologies will be combined with new in vitro and in vivo biofilm models as well as new tools for data integration and standardization. This should lead to a breakthrough in the prevention of infections caused by microbial biofilms in medical devices. The PRINT-AID Consortium consists of seven academic and five industrial participants and is currently recruiting 9 Early Stage Researchers (PhD students). This ETN offers multidisciplinary and intersectoral training with a strong focus on entrepreneurial and transferable skills and aims to train the next-generation of experts in microbial biofilm prevention and 3D-printed personalized medical devices. More info can be found on http://printaid-etn.eu/.