Novel Light-Activated Antimicrobial Coatings Are Effective Against Surface-Deposited Staphylococcus aureus

@article{Decraene2008NovelLA,
  title={Novel Light-Activated Antimicrobial Coatings Are Effective Against Surface-Deposited Staphylococcus aureus},
  author={Val{\'e}rie Decraene and Jonathan Pratten and Michael Wilson},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={57},
  pages={269-273}
}
Aerosols constitute a major route of transmission for a wide range of infectious diseases in the hospital setting. The aim of this study was to determine the survival of Staphylococcus aureus on a light-activated antimicrobial coating. S. aureus suspended in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), saliva, or horse serum was sprayed onto cellulose acetate coatings containing toluidine blue O and rose bengal and the survival of the organism on these surfaces was determined following 6 h of exposure to a… CONTINUE READING

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