Thessaloniki Ready to Welcome Participants of AMiCI meeting! (September 26-27th)

The workshop combines three AMiCI working groups: WG1 – Safe by design, WG2- Performance assessment and WG3- Adverse effects. The concept is to have introductive presentations, a Word Café session, and then a discussion forum on how to improve antimicrobial coatings and its efficacy testing. The objective is to deliver an official statement on the use of antimicrobial coatings in a health care setting. The

STSM: Fabrication of electrospun antimicrobial nanofibers based on phytochemicals

STSM asignment description: The objective of this STSM is the fabrication of phytochemical based antimicrobial nanofibers via electrospinning which may find application in medical devices for the purpose of infection prevention and control. Through collaboration with TÜBİTAK MRC and Zurich University, it is planned to perform the nanofabrication studies and some of the preliminary morphological characterisations at the Zurich University, and then to done the

Comparative performance of a panel of commercially available antimicrobial nanocoatings in Europe

Background Bacterial resistance against the classic antibiotics is posing an increasing challenge for the prevention and treatment of infections in health care environments. The introduction of antimicrobial nanocoatings with active ingredients provides alternative measures for active killing of microorganisms, through a preventive hygiene approach. Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate the antimicrobial activity of a panel of antimicrobial coatings available on the