OZeKa

Project Image:
  • Illustration of an antibacterial-functionalized surface
Title of the project:

OZeKa

Teasertext:
Superhydrophilic surface functionalization for central venous catheters with a long lay time
Project name:
OZeKa
Start:
01.12.2019
End:
30.11.2022
Project leader:
Dr. Xin Xiong
Project funding:
  • BMBF KMU Innovative Medizintechnik
Project management:
  • VDI Berlin
Funding reference number:
13GW0396B
Text:
The aim of the project is to develop a process and plant technology for the tailor-made molecular surface structuring of catheters that creates a super-hydrophilic (water-loving) surface, whereby neither bacteria nor blood proteins (as possible starting points for bacterial colonisation) can settle.
 
The primary exploitation goal is the use of the technology for the production and distribution of hemodialysis catheters with an antibacterial, protein-repellent surface. Here alone, additional sales of > € 1 million p. a. are realistic. In a second step, the use can be extended to other types of central venous catheters. In the future, the use for other medical products, e.g. made of silicone, is also possible.
 
Project partners:
  • Joline GmbH Co. KG