Partner 5 - Danish Technological Institute
The Danish Technological Institute (DTI) is a private, non-profit research organisation which develops, applies and disseminates science and technology for the benefit of industry and society in Denmark and abroad. The Institute is involved in various projects bringing R&D performing scientists and RDT’s together with industrial partners with a clear focus of utilizing the developed knowledge especially for the benefits of SME’s.
DTI has extensive experience in the field of microbiological and molecular biological diagnosis of infections gained through various national R&D projects and international cooperation concerned with the detection and identification of microorganisms by both growth dependent and especially molecular methods. DTI holds special expertise in sampling of primary specimens, conservation, transportation and pre-analytical sample preparation for both culture-based diagnostics and molecular biological analysis.
In particular within the Danish project ‘Prosthesis: Reduction of Infections and Pain’ concerned with hip and knee implants valuable experience regarding the improvement of the diagnostic algorithm and the available diagnostic methods have been gained. Furthermore, DTI’s collaboration with professor Garth Ehrlich and the late professor Bill Costerton at the Allegheny-Singer Institute, Pittsburgh, USA has contributed to new knowledge in the area comparing various molecular techniques for diagnosis
All needed infrastructure and expertise to carry out the designated tasks are in place. Due to excellent cooperation with Danish universities such as Aalborg University and clinical microbial departments at a number of university hospitals their expertise can be drawn upon as needed.
DTI is the main responsible partner for improving the diagnostic algorithm for the differentiation of infection and aseptic inflammation, and performing molecular biological analysis on patient samples. Furthermore, DTI will contribute to the construction of the Database and the related ethical issues (WP09), perform tests of antibacterial properties of new developed bioceramic materials and will contribute to the dissemination activities of HypOrth.