Advanced Biomaterial for Preventing Catheter-Associated Infections, Ph.D. | University of Dundee | Dundee, United Kingdom
36 months
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25305 GBP/year
4825 GBP/year
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 Our new idea in Advanced Biomaterial for Preventing Catheter-Associated Infections at University of Dundee  is to combine the anti-bacterial property of silver and anti-adhesive property of PTFE in a single coating by incorporating PTFE nano-particles into a silver matrix using a cost-effective electroless deposition technique. 

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Overview

Context of Advanced Biomaterial for Preventing Catheter-Associated Infections at University of Dundee

The aim of the proposed research is to develop the novel silver-PTFE nanocomposite coatings on full-length Foley catheters and to evaluate their anti-biofilm properties and anti-encrustation formation in a simulated in vivo environment mimicking human bladder and long-term catheterisation. 

Programme Structure

The research proposal will focus on the achievement of the following specific objectives:

  • To coat urinary catheters with a layer of Ag-PTFE nano-composite coatings using the electroless plating system available at the Biomaterial Research Centre
  • To evaluate the anti-stick and anti-bacterial properties of the nano-coatings using a Fluorescent Microscope, as compared with existing uncoated/coated catheters
  • To characterize the surface properties of the coatings using SEM, XPS and OCA-20 etc
  • To evaluate anti-bacterial and anti-encrustation performance of coated catheters with bladder models that mimic human bladder
  • To produce the complete prototypes- novel silver-PTFE coated catheters with anti-bacterial properties, which are suitable for clinical trials

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
87

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
87

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For entry to the 4 year PhD programme students should have a degree in an appropriate subject with the equivalent of a UK 2:1 classification. An MSc for an English speaking University would be desirable, but not a requirement. 

Tuition Fee

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    25305 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25305 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4825 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4825 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

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4000 GBP
Deadline
08 Jan 2025
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3000 GBP
Deadline
10 Jan 2025
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
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Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
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Various benefits
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10000 GBP
Deadline
10 Jun 2024
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3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
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1652 GBP
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Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
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1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
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90000 AUD
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3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
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12000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
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1500 USD
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31 Mar 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
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3000 USD
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3000 USD
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