ADHESION AND COHESION AT INTERFACES IN HIGH PERFORMANCE GLASSY SYSTEMS

Novel anti-adherent materials

The undesired adhesion of protein-based drugs on the wall of packaging elements such as syringes and vials not only leads to a substantial loss of precious active compounds, but may also lead to potentially dangerous and uncontrolled side effects due to partial unfolding of the protein structure. Our consortium is developing novel anti-adherent materials to coat pharmaceutical containers for drugs such as antibodies and recombinant proteins. Our endeavour is to implement the knowledge gained via atomistic modelling of adhesion and protein ahesion experiments in innovative and efficient material solutions.

Atomic-scale knowledge for materials development
to improve how glass products perform
in health and energy applications