NABLA is a regional project whose original idea is coming from the convergence of three highly strategic, and usually separated, scientific areas: Nanotechnology, Biotechnologies and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

The main idea is that silver nanocluster doped silica thin films (Nanotechnology: nanomaterials) can provide antibacterial functionality to every surface (Biotechnologies: materials with antibacterial activity). The main advantage of silver nanocluster doped silica thin films, as antibacterial coatings, is their unique (compared to the available commercial solutions) thermal and mechanical stability even in harsh environment.

Among the partners of the project it’s worth mentioning Poltecnico di Torino, Università di Torino and Thales Alenia Space.

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