The DERMA project is driven by a consortium of four partners located in the 2 Seas region:

University Of Brighton

University of Brighton


Department of School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular sciences (Lead Partner): The Lead Partner of the DERMA project has developed an expertise in biomaterials development and assessment (wound dressings and tissue regenerative matrices) and in microbiology aspects relevant to wound healing.

University of Ghent

Ghent University


Within the department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, the research group Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials (PBM) is headed by Prof. Peter Dubruel and Prof. Sandra Van Vlierberghe. They have an expertise in the development of biomaterials.

The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) is headed by Prof. Phillip Blondeel. They have developed expertise on the treatment of burn wounds.

Eurasanté, Invest For Success



Innovation Department: Eurasante is an economic development agency dedicated to health and life sciences sectors in the Hauts-de-France region which provides specific support in financial engineering, marketing, economic and strategic intelligence, regulatory affairs, tech transfer, networking events, international conferences (BioFit, NutrEvent, MedFit, AgeingFit). Eurasante federates about 1100 health sectored companies in its region.

University Of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth


The Department of Enterprise and Innovation (E&I) in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is led by Professor Joan Farrer (Associate Dean E&I). Our research employs transdisciplinary working methodologies to address significant societal challenges in order to effect change and improve citizen well-being.