Targeting antimicrobial resistance in hospital environment by natural wood based substances and replacing oil based plastic materials with bio based materials in hospital environment.
Targeting antimicrobial resistance in hospital environment by natural wood based substances and replacing oil based plastic materials with bio based materials in hospital environment
The SAMI&SAMU-project has two key objectives: Firstly, the aim is to reduce the effect of microbial resistance in hospital environment by using substances originated in forest based materials.
Secondly, the SAMI&SAMU-project project seeks solutions for bio-based materials to substitute plastic materials used in products and processes in hospitals.
The project objectives are aligned by on the key challenges for both hospital safety and the development of new forest based products for hospital environment: WHO (World Health Organization) has declared that microbial resistance is one of the most important challenges for the next coming decades. The on the other hand the industry is always seeking options that can sustainably replace products that have traditionally been made from fossil oil based raw materials.
The key working methods in the project are empirical tests on the effect of wood-based organic compounds to reduce the effect of microbes in materials used in hospitals and on surfaces in certain locations in hospital environment and testing of new materials in products used in hospitals for packaging and fabric type products. The R&D executed in the project is continuously monitored from the regulatory and safety viewpoints. Sami&Samu project is funded by the Regional Council of Central Finland, participating research organizations and companies in the consortium.