Efficacy of a novel light-activated antimicrobial coating for disinfecting hospital surfaces.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
1130 - 1132.
Available under License : See the attached licence file.
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.
|Title:||Efficacy of a novel light-activated antimicrobial coating for disinfecting hospital surfaces.|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|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 BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry
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