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Efficacy of a novel light-activated antimicrobial coating for disinfecting hospital surfaces.

Silicone polymers containing the light-activated antimicrobial agent methylene blue with or without gold nanoparticles were evaluated for their ability to reduce the microbial load on surfaces in a clinical environment. When irradiated with white light, polymers containing nanogold were more effective in this respect than those containing only methylene blue.Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2011;32(11):1130-1132. Epub 2011 Sep 20.

Author: Ismail S, Perni S, Pratten J, Parkin I, Wilson M

Published: 20/09/2011

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology