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  • Antimicrobial Surfaces as a Tool to Support HAI Prevention
    More than 1 million healthcare associated infections (HAIs) occur within the U.S. healthcare system every year. According to a study per-formed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 of every 25 hospitalized patients in the U.S. develop an ...More
    February 13, 2017 Posted in Articles, Environmental Hygiene
  • Antimicrobial Sutures Can Prevent SSIs and Save Money
    New analyses of the published clinical studies indicate that antimicrobial sutures are effective for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs), and they can result in significant cost savings. The results are published in the British Journal of Surgery. In one analysis ...More
    January 17, 2017 Posted in News
  • Reserchers Report Promising Results Using Silver-Releasing Scaffolds in MRSA Infection of Bone
    Researchers developed a biocompatible scaffold capable of controlled-release of silver ions and have shown in a new study that it can inhibit infection of bone by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, known as MRSA. The antimicrobial properties of silver combined ...More
    January 4, 2017 Posted in News
  • Scientists Create Antibiotic Spider Silk for Drug Delivery, Wound Healing
    A chance meeting between a spider expert and a chemist has led to the development of antibiotic synthetic spider silk. After five years' work an interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Nottingham has developed a technique to produce chemically ...More
    January 4, 2017 Posted in News
  • Nanoparticle Treatment Adds Antimicrobial Coatings to Leather
    Traditional leather manufacturing requires the use of several toxic chemicals, such as halogenated flame retardants or organic antimicrobial solvents, which cause pollution. Now, a team of researchers led by Robert Franz of the Montanuniversität in Leoben, Austria are ...More
    November 10, 2016 Posted in News
  • Scientists Develop Delivery Vehicle for Antimicrobial Peptides
    Antimicrobial peptides occur in many organisms and constitute natural weapons against bacteria in the body. They offer a possible - and now also urgently needed - alternative to conventional antibiotics, but have not yet been successfully used in a clinical context. The ...More
    October 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • Plant-Made Antimicrobial Peptide Targets Dental Plaque Biofilms
    Protein drugs, which derive from biological sources, represent some of the most important and effective biopharmaceuticals on the market. Some, like insulin, have been used for decades, while many more based on cloned genes are coming to market and are valued for their ...More
    October 5, 2016 Posted in News
  • Antibacterial Product Flows Through Streams, Crops
    Most U.S. homes are full of familiar household products with an ingredient that fights bacteria: triclosan. Triclosan seems to be everywhere. When we wash our hands, brush our teeth, or do our laundry, we are likely putting triclosan into our water sources. ...More
    May 25, 2016 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Common Antimicrobial Agent Rapidly Disrupts Gut Bacteria
    A new study suggests that triclosan, an antimicrobial and antifungal agent found in many consumer products ranging from hand soaps to toys and even toothpaste, can rapidly disrupt bacterial communities found in the gut. The research was published today in PLOS ONE by ...More
    May 18, 2016 Posted in News
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