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Non-leaching surfaces capable of killing microorganisms on contact

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Ferreira, Lino
Published in Journal of Materials Chemistry. 2009, vol. 19, no. 42, p. 7796-7806
Abstract Health care associated infections and deaths have reached dimensions that rival traditional diseases and have become a serious financial burden on the health-care systems. Beyond simple hygiene, hopes are high that new materials capable of killing microorganisms on contact could ease the situation. This review highlights recent trends on surface-modifications capable of eliminating a microbial threat upon contact. Despite significant advances, the field still focuses on chemical synthesis and biological testing without breakthroughs in medical materials research.
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FERREIRA, Lino, ZUMBUEHL, Andréas. Non-leaching surfaces capable of killing microorganisms on contact. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2009, vol. 19, n° 42, p. 7796-7806. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:7038

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