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.
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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 > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute > Microbial Diseases|
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