Sustainable antimicrobial polymeric food packaging and anti-infection medical catheter preparation using antimicrobial peptide and Ag+ nanoreservoir formulations
Lanzagorta Garcia, Eduardo
Rodriguez Barroso, Laura G.
Devine, Declan M.
Brennan Fournet, Margaret E.
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New antimicrobial interventions are urgently required to combat rising global health and medical infection challenges. Here, an innovative antimicrobial technology, providing price competitive alternatives to antibiotics and readily integratable with currently technological systems is presented. Two cutting edge antimicrobial materials; antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) and triangular silver nanoplate (TSNPs) reservoirs for sustained Ag+ action, are incorporated within plastic and bioplastics for the provision of versatile effective antimicrobial action where current approaches fail. TSNP’s are highly discrete, homogenous and readily functionisable Ag+ nanoreseviors that have a proven amenability for operation within in a wide range of bio-based settings. TSNP
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