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

Division of Microbial Diseases, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, London, UK.
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (Impact Factor: 4.02). 11/2011; 32(11):1130-2. DOI: 10.1086/662377
Source: PubMed

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