Silver nanoparticles as a new generation of antimicrobials.

  title={Silver nanoparticles as a new generation of antimicrobials.},
  author={Mahendra Rai and Alka Yadav and Aniket K. Gade},
  journal={Biotechnology advances},
  volume={27 1},
A Novel Strategy for Antimicrobial Agents: Silver Nanoparticles
Silver nanoparticles (nano-Ag) are widely used in the field of pathogenic microbiology owing to their potent antimicrobial activities and are a potential alternative strategy for the development of cosmetic and pharmacological agents for pathogens that are resistant to existing antibiotics.
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