MDTex Workshop
Biological filtration in Covid-19 era
December 9th, 2020

The European Interreg MDTex project, which aims to structure a cross boarder network of textile medical devices, offers you a workshop on the following topic:  « Biological filtration in Covid-19 era ».

This workshop is the opportunity for MDTex partners to share their experience on their missions during the health crisis, specially on the issue of face masks.

Various speakers both researchers, health professionals and industrials, will present promising research topics about the virus and some innovative filtration methods. These speakers will also comment on the role they play in this context and the adaptability they have to demonstrate.

These sessions will be completed with brainstorming times in order to look together into certain issues raised and bring out potential collaborative projects.

You are interested on this topic ? You would like to share ideas, solutions, questions on the biological filtration to fight against pathogens including Covid-19 ? Then we invite you to meet us on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 9:00 to 11:00 am CET and then from 3:30 to 5:30 pm CET!


9.00-10.15 AM

  • Presentation of Interreg MDTex project – Bérangère Delaby, Euramaterials (FR)
  • What is Covid and it’s causual agent, the SARS-CoV-2 ? – Dr. Jean Dubuisson, Lille Pasteur Institute (FR)
  • How to test virucidic activity ? – Prof. Didier Hober, Lille University Hospital (FR)
  • Face Masks in Belgium – Dr. Olivier Jolois, Centexbel (BE)
  • Face Masks in France – Bérangère Delaby, Euramaterials (FR)

10.15-11.00 AM

                              Round Table



15.30-16.45 PM

  • Presentation of Interreg MDTex project – Bérangère Delaby, Euramaterials (FR)
  • Filtration of Bioaerosols by Respiratory Protection Masks: Case of SARS-CoV-2 – Dr. Philippe Vroman, ENSAIT (FR)
  • How Ultrasonic Welding serves Face mask manufacturing ? – Alexis De La Fontaine, Sinaptec (FR)

16.45-17.30 PM

                              Round Table

About MDTex

MDTex is an ambitious project aiming to bring together the textile and the health industry in order to gather expertise of this two topics. This network will foster the creation of R&D and industrial projects in the domain of medical textile by giving to the main actors the chance to meet, discuss, collaborate and create opportunities. By sourcing directly the needs of health professionals (Medical doctors, nurses …), the project will guide, in an open-innovation framework, the creation of consortium making projects that will answer directly to the needs of patients.

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