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

Ismail, S; Perni, S; Pratten, J; Parkin, I; Wilson, M; (2011) Efficacy of a novel light-activated antimicrobial coating for disinfecting hospital surfaces. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol , 32 (11) 1130 - 1132. 10.1086/662377. Green open access

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Abstract

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.

Type: Article
Title: Efficacy of a novel light-activated antimicrobial coating for disinfecting hospital surfaces.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1086/662377
Publisher version: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/662377
Language: English
Additional information: © 2011 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Disinfectants, Disinfection, Gold, Light, Metal Nanoparticles, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Methylene Blue, Microbial Viability, Polymers, Silicones
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute > Microbial Diseases
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1326530
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