Enhanced antibacterial activity of silver-ruthenium coated hollow microparticles.

@article{Heiss2017EnhancedAA,
  title={Enhanced antibacterial activity of silver-ruthenium coated hollow microparticles.},
  author={Alexander Heiss and Birger Freisinger and Evi Held-F{\"o}hn},
  journal={Biointerphases},
  year={2017},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={
          05G608
        }
}
The oxidation based antimicrobial activity of silver is long known. Microparticles with a particular silver-ruthenium coating and specific physical properties were developed. The coating showed a considerably increased silver ion release rate in comparison to a plain silver coating. Accordingly, an exposure of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus to these silver-ruthenium coated microparticles resulted in a time and concentration dependent cell killing. Even though contact killing may… CONTINUE READING
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