The ASINA coordinator takes part, as deputy leader, to the new launched Task Force of European project BIORIMA, in response to Covid 19 emergency, at the aim to join efforts of both projects and maximise the impact of antimicrobial strategies proposed in ASINA.

In response to Covid 19 emergency, ASINA researchers has tested the antiviral activity of silver nanoparticles embedded in hydroxyethyl cellulose (AgHEC, one of ASINA target materials) against SARS-CoV-2. AgHEC has been tested as dispersed state in water, as deposited on woven and nonwoven fabrics and embedded in biopolymer hydrogel scaffold. Results showing that AgHEC has a very encouraging activity against SARS-CoV-2 are under publications.

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