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COVICOAT
COVICOAT

COVICOAT

COVICOAT aims to develop an edible antiviral coating for fresh fruits and vegetables and assess its performance in a real scenario.

As part of the EIT’s Crisis Response Initiative, this activity directly contributes to the European Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVICOAT, a project by INL (International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory) from Portugal, Eroski (a Spanish supermarket chain) and 2BNanoFood from Portugal has been awarded EURO 485,000 of funds to develop an edible coating containing active herbal extracts to act as a protection of fruits and vegetables. They will then assess its performance in relation to how it may change the taste, smell and colour of food to ensure its acceptability in the consumer market, and verify whether such coating can act as a barrier against viruses and bacteria.

Partners

INL Eroski 2BNanoFood

Project Team

Lorenzo Pastrana Activity Leader

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

INL

Project Lead

Lorenzo Pastrana
Institution

INL

Contact details

Lorenzo.pastrana@inl.int

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