Nanoporous and Nanostructured Materials for Medical Applications

Project: Research project

Grant Program

Horizon 2020 Framework Programme

Reporting Period

Grant ID: 734641
Awarded amount: 972,000 EUR

Project Description

This project aims to stimulate intersectoral and international collaboration within Europe and with an ICPC country, Kazakhstan, in the area of novel nanoporous and nanostructured adsorbents for the treatment of very serious health conditions associated with acute and chronic exposure to external radiation and uptake of heavy metals and radiation as a consequence of accidental, occupational or deliberate activities and events. This can dramatically lower the quality of life of the people affected and at present the treatment available is costly and inefficient. Radioactive contamination is a particularly serious problem in two of the countries participating in this project, namely, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, on large territories of the Chernobyl zone and around Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, respectively. A large number of people are affected by living in the areas with elevated level of radioactivity with uncertain long-term consequences to their health and the health of future generations. The expected impact of the project results is development of efficient and cost-effective methods of protection of first responders, population and cancer patients treated with radiotherapy from elevated doses of external and incorporated radiation and for occupational health protection of personnel working and the population living in areas contaminated with heavy metals.
AcronymNanoMed
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/1/1712/31/20

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Nanostructures
Kazakhstan
Radiation
Heavy Metals
Health
Ukraine
Social Responsibility
Occupational Health
Health Personnel
Radioactivity
Population
Radiotherapy
Quality of Life
Costs and Cost Analysis
Therapeutics
Neoplasms