Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats are among the key risks to European safety. Their outbreak is often very rapid, with devastating consequences for military and civil victims. A quick response using available, cost-effective, easy-to-use CBRN protection systems could reduce the health burden and loss of life in a CBRN attack.
This is the aim of the Nano-SHIELD project (open in a new window) – “Multifunctional nanofiber membranes as CBRN Shield for next generation defence and civil application“, in which the IEM CAS, specifically the Department of Tissue Engineering and the Department of Nanotoxicology and Molecular Epidemiology, is also involved.
Nano-SHIELD products will meet specific biological protection requirements for eliminating bacteria, viruses, degrading chemicals and reducing the impact of radiation and toxic molecules.
The goal is to develop effective protective equipment for defence forces and civilians that will be easily accessible for rapid response in case of real CBRN threats.