Assessing the Antimicrobial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles Leached from Medical Devices


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This work focuses on characterization the leachables released from substrates, e.g. medical devices, containing silver nanoparticles. Furthermore, antimicrobial experiments were conducted to determine how the structure of a silver nanoparticle impact antimicrobial activity. Proper characterization of nanoparticulate leachables is vital since size, structure, and chemistry all have a large impact on safety and antimicrobial efficacy.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2012: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites (Volume 1)
Published: June 18, 2012
Pages: 532 - 534
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topics: Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications, Composite Materials
ISBN: 978-1-4665-6274-5