The path towards the development of the AMC innovation involves the following:
There are challenges globally with microorganisms developing antimicrobial resistance. This is especially problematic in healthcare, including hospitals.
Technological advances in materials science has resulted in antimicrobial coatings (AMCs) that might help prevent and control this microbes.
For these innovations to be used widely, companies must effectively develop, test, manufacture and distribute AMCs in large volumes at a price that is acceptable to budget managers.
Support and Guidance:
Members of the AMiCI Consortium offer a readily-accessible platform whereby AMC innovators can benefit from expert knowledge of AMCs, from invention to disposal. This includes microbiology, biochemistry & chemistry, entrepreneurship, intellectual property management strategies, laboratory testing, real-world testing, environmental monitoring, and regulatory affairs support.