BNN visits University of Maribor Lab

The goal of NABIHEAL isto advance wound care options. Collectively, the consortium will develop multifunctional biomaterials to improve wound management, relying on antimicrobial nanostructured materials.

Alongside the development of these materials, BNN is leading Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design activities. In order to assess the current situation and subsequently provide recommendations for further improvements in the realm of safety and sustainability, BNN set up questionnaires and bilateral meetings to gather information from all technical partners. Additionally, where possible laboratory visits are conducted to see the facilities first hand.

In April, BNN representatives Johanna K Scheper and Julia Voglhuber-Höller took the quick journey from Graz, Austria across the border to Maribor, Slovenia, to meet Selestina Gorgieva from NABIHEAL partners University of Maribor.

Dr. Gorgieva is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Engineering Materials and Design at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Maribor.

BNN visited part of the Institute where Selestina and her team are developing biobased options for wound dressings in a small scale in collaboration with groups from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, both also of the University of Maribor.

BNN got a peek into day-to-day business in their laboratories and learned more about how the material is produced and characterized, while gathering additional information for advancing NABIHEAL´s SSbD concept.