Around 700,000 people die every year as a result of infections caused by resistant microorganisms. According to the World Health Organisation, antibiotic resistance poses one of the greatest threats to our health. Rapid development of resistance is linked to often incorrect and excessive use of antibiotics, inadequate infection prevention and uncontrolled contagion. Food is one source of infection. One out of six individuals in the West suffer from stomach disease every year due to foodborne infection. Society and industry must work together to slow these developments.
RISE is helping to fight antibiotic resistance by facilitating research and innovation of new products and services, and by participating in projects with partners from industry, academia and the public sector. RISE has experts in the areas of food and process industry, microbiology, chemistry, materials, pharmaceutical, medical technology, toxicology, ICT and service design. We have well-equipped laboratories and instruments at our disposal and are able to implement technical assignments and applied research in a wide range of applications.