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Efficacy of a Novel Light-Activated Antimicrobial Coating for Disinfecting Hospital Surfaces

Salim Ismail BSc, Stefano Perni PhD, Jonathan Pratten PhD, Ivan Parkin PhD and Michael Wilson DSc
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 32, No. 11 (November 2011), pp. 1130-1132
DOI: 10.1086/662377
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/662377
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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.

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