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New Application of Photodynamic Disinfection to be Funded by UK’s Medical Research Council: Catheter-Associated Infection Prevention

Today we announced a significant new opportunity for both our company and for the Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) world. By awarding our groups a £ 1 million award to develop PDT based products to prevent catheter associated infections, the UK Government has validated the need for solutions as well as endorsed the potential of Photodynamic Therapy in this role.

Together with a team of multi-disciplined experts at University College London (UCL), Ondine will collaborate on an important new initiative which leverages our combined 30 plus years of history in photodynamics to develop a new major class of medical devices based on Photodynamic disinfection. The new class of products will address the multi-billion dollar issue of catheter-associated infections, firmly placing Ondine as a leading supplier of innovative non-antibiotic products addressing  the $35-$45 billion per year healthcare-associated infection (HAI) market1. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are considered to be the largest source of HAIs, representing about 30% of all reported cases, with catheter-associated UTIs representing 75% of this number. Read more »

Professor Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson, GRSC, MSc, PhD, DSc, FRCPath

Pro-Provost for Europe, UCL

Professor of Microbiology, Eastman Dental Institute, University College London

I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Professor Wilson and to share with you why he is well deserving of this recognition. In this day of Hollywood induced hero worship, there is insufficient recognition paid to the true heroes among us. Far too much attention is given to the wrong kinds of people, in my view, and not enough on those who make a real and lasting difference to mankind. Professor Wilson is a true global hero as his innovative work will lead to many lives saved and much human suffering alleviated. Read more »

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