Efficacy of a Novel Light-Activated Antimicrobial Coating for Disinfecting Hospital Surfaces
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.
Article: Self-disinfecting surfaces.Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 01/2012; 33(1):10-3. DOI:10.1086/663648 · 3.94 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Methods to improve disinfection of environmental surfaces in hospital rooms include improving cleaning/disinfection by environmental service workers through education and feedback on cleaning effectiveness (eg, use of fluorescent dyes), "no-touch" methods (eg, UV-C light), and self-disinfecting surfaces. Self-disinfecting surfaces can be created by impregnating or coating surfaces with heavy metals (eg, silver or copper), germicides (eg, triclosan), or miscellaneous methods (eg, light-activated antimicrobials). These methods are under active investigation but to date have not been assessed for their ability to reduce health care-associated infections.American journal of infection control 05/2013; 41(5 Suppl):S31-5. DOI:10.1016/j.ajic.2012.12.005 · 2.33 Impact Factor
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