ANTÌBIO, coordinated by the Institute of Microelectronics and Microsystems (IMM) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), employs an excellent and multidisciplinary partnership, composed of physicists, chemists, engineers and biologists.
The Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems (IMM) of the Department of Physical Sciences and Technologies of Matter of the CNR, located at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Catania, has a consolidated and recognized experience in the research and development of nano-materials for the most varied applications. In recent years, the IMM researchers have acquired a considerable knowledge and international visibility in the field of photocatalytic nano-materials for wastewater treatment.

The Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB) of the Department of Chemical Sciences and Materials Technology of the CNR, based in Catania, has an extensive experience and knowledge in all areas of polymer chemistry, from synthesis to characterization as well as the engineering of new organic materials. Recently, the IPCB researchers have focused their interest on the realization of innovative materials for the remediation of contaminated water.

National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics (NICPB), located in Tallinn, Estonia, is among the first ones worldwide in nano-eco-safety studies. One of the main research topics of the NICPB focuses on the study of the toxicity and bioavailability mechanisms of synthetic nanoparticles, by combining molecular techniques, in vitro and ecotoxicological systems, and analytical chemistry.

Enterprises supporting the project

A start-up that sustains enterprises in developing industrial – scale innovative solutions for wastewater treatment. Greenertech has a consolidated experience in project participation with a strong innovative connotation, and with an eye to a green and sustainable future.

Italian pharmaceutical company specializing in ophthalmology. Medivis stands out for its researchers engaged in state-of-the-art laboratories, for innovative ideas and for the desire to make a difference.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee (SC), having a representative from each partner, will be responsible for implementing strategic decisions, assessing the performance of the project, and providing recommendations.

Advisory Board

The SC will have at its disposal an Advisory Board (AB) make up of 3 outstanding scientists/stakeholders: Ian A. Nicholls, Yaron Paz and Gaetano Valastro.


ANTIBIOtics removal from water by imprinted magnetic nanomaterials

CUP: B63C22000010005


Giuliana Impellizzeri


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Via Santa Sofia n. 64

95123 Catania, Italy

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