Advanced biomaterials for the Health Care

Bio-polymers for Health Care applications

  • Type of project: RIA
  • Deadline dates: 07 February 2024 / 24 September 2024


Łukasiewicz Research Network - The Institute of Heavy Organic Synthesis "Blachownia" (Łukasiewicz - ICSO) is an R&D center with more than 70 years of experience in the fields of chemistry and material science.

Our research promotes Circular Economy through the development of disruptive processing technologies of renewable raw-materials.

We strive to closely cooperate with industry, participate in R&D consortia and provide advisory services.

Our experienced staff uses state-of-the-art equipment which enables production and analysis of chemicals, materials and ecological products from sustainable resources.

We are willing to participate in proposals and collaborate in projects concerning processing of renewable materials into valuable bio-derived products including polymers, polymer additives, lubricants, coating materials, bio-fuels, etc.


Natural polymers such as chitosan, starch or lignin extracted from renewable resources are extensively explored as alternatives to synthetic polymers due to their biodegradability, biocompatibility and non-toxic properties. However, brittle behavior of natural polymers hinders widespread utilization of these resources. These issues can be resolved through blending with other polymers or application of additives such as plasticizers, compatibilizers or stabilizers.

In this call, Łukasiewicz-ICSO offers expertise in the development of chitosan based compositions with new bio-based additives for health care applications. Moreover, we are willing to contribute in the development, purification, processing, recycling and analysis of other chemicals and polymeric materials, such as:

  • biodegradable bio-based plastics with enhanced functionality, eco-friendliness and improved end-of-life behavior for specific applications, e.g. compositions of bio-based non-isocyanate polyurethanes, polyolefins, polyesters, epoxy resin vitrimers and PEF;
  • development and testing of new bio-based additives for polymers/biopolymers, such as starch, lignin, PHA, PVC, their blends etc.