Welcome to CytaCoat
A UNIQUE AND UNIVERSAL ANTIMICROBIAL COATING TO PREVENT HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS
Drug and metal-free technology reducing the risk of promoting bacterial resistance
Healthcare associated infections are one of the biggest problems facing global healthcare
Millions of people are affected by healthcare associated infections annually. The root cause is colonisation and formation of microbial biofilms on the surface of medical devices that are in contact with patients. These biofilms are not accessible to antibiotics or the patient’s immune system, and are reservoirs and entryways of bacteria to the organism causing suffering and life-threatening infections. The extra cost for healthcare systems around the world is amounting to billions in unplanned care. Even worse, the overuse of antibiotics leads to an increased risk for the spread of multi-resistant bacteria. Read more
A new strategy to prevent HAIs associated with the use of medical devices
Unlike silver and antibiotic eluting technologies, CytaCoat’s coating is stable and not based on leakage of an active substance. By preventing bacteria from adhering to the medical device used during treatment, biofilm development is inhibited, potentially protecting patients from developing an infection. The coating may be applied to medical devices in various areas such as, Urinary Tract Infections, Wound Infections, Blood Infections and Ventilator Associated Pneumonia, offering a cost-effective solution to a significant healthcare problem. Read more
CytaCoat’s coating repels bacteria avoiding biofilm formation
Our technology employs a cysteine ligand that inhibit bacterial adherence of the surface. The ligand is bound through a linker to a polyacrylic acid backbone forming a surface layer that is covalently bound to the medical device This strong chemical bond prevents the release of components with potential toxic or accumulation effects in the patient. This avoids the use of antibiotics and the ability of bacteria to develop resistance. The proprietary technology has a broad antimicrobial spectrum, including multi-drug resistant bacterial strains (MRSA, ESBL) as well as other clinically relevant strains… Read more
“The introduction of CytaCoat is a new method to prevent nosocomial infections. It may lead to less use of antibiotics against more and more resistant bacteria. I think this is a shift of paradigm to prevent infections in the neonatal wards. “
– Hugo Lagercratz, KOL, Senior Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology Karolinska Institute, Former director of the Neonatal programme at the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital, Former member of the Nobel Assembly
In October 2019 CytaCoat raised €460 k (SEK 5 million) in an oversubscribed New Issue. The funds will be used to continue the prototype development of coated medical devices and commercialization of the CytaCoat technology. It will also allow CytaCoat to make key...
CytaCoat is moving to a new laboratory! As the next step of it’s development, CytaCoat is moving to a new loboratory where both pilot plant production and testing of our unique antimicrobial coating can be performed. This enables CytaCoat to respond to an increasing...
A novel cysteine-linked antibacterial surface coating significantly inhibits bacterial colonization of nasal silicone prongs in a phase one pre-clinical trial…
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 826846…
CytaCoat has secured four grants from Vinnova, the Swedish innovation agency, total amount of approximately €750 k. The latest grant was received in March 2020 (€160 k)…