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Discover the Latest Research in Antimicrobial Technology

Below you will find cutting-edge studies and research on antimicrobial coatings, wound dressings, and other innovative technologies. From a scalable and rechargeable antimicrobial coating for food safety applications to a conformal hydrogel coating on catheters, these studies showcase the latest advancements in antimicrobial technology.

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Research from our team members

Scalable and Rechargeable Antimicrobial Coating for Food Safety Applications

Qiao M, Liu Q, Yong Y, Pardo Y, Worobo R, Liu Z, Jiang S, Ma M. 2018. Journal of

Agricultural and Food Chemistry., 66, 11441. (featured on cover)

Novel chlorine-extending polymer coating with prolonged antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2

Zhang Y, Choi Y, Demir B, Ekbataniamiri F, Fulton M, Ma M, Schang L, Gage L, Qiao

M. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 2022 Aug 16.

Zwitterion and N-halamine functionalized cotton wound dressing with enhanced antifouling, antibacterial, and hemostatic properties

Yidan Zhang, Buket Demir, Gregory Bertsch, Mingyu Quao

International Journal of Biological Materials, Volume 230, March 2023, 123121

N-Halamine modified thermoplastic polyurethane with rechargeable antimicrobial function for food contact surface

Qiao M, Ren T, Huang TS, Weese J, Liu Y, Ren X, and Farag R. 2017. Royal Society

of Chemistry Advances 7: 1233-1240. DOI: 10.1039/C6RA25502G!

N-Halamine Biocidal Materials with Superior Antimicrobial Efficacies for Wound Dressings

Demir B, Broughton RM, Qiao M, Huang TS, and Worley SD. 2017. Molecules 22

(10), 1582. DOI: 10.3390/molecules22101582

Conformal Hydrogel Coatings on Catheters To Reduce Biofouling

Yong Y, Qiao M, Chiu A, Fuchs S, Liu Q, Pardo Y, Worobo R, Liu Z, Ma M. 2019.

Langmuir, 35(5):1927-1934.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03074

A Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial and Antiviral Membrane Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 in Minutes

Liu Q, Zhang Y, Liu W, Wang L, Choi Y, Fulton M, Fuchs S, Shariati K, Qiao M, Bernat

V, Ma M. 2021. Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, 31, 2103477.

N-halamine polyelectrolytes used for preparation of antibacterial polypropylene nonwoven fabrics and study on their basal cytotoxicity and mutagenicity

Liu Y, Qiao M, Lv C, Ren X, Buschle-Diller G, Huang, TS. 2019. International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 1-8.

Residual Antimicrobial Research

EPA - Interim Method for Evaluating the Efficacy of Antimicrobial Surface Coatings

EPA - Test Method for Evaluating the Efficacy of Antimicrobial Surface Coatings

Virucidal efficacy of antimicrobial surface coatings against the enveloped bacteriophage Φ6,

Calfee et al. J Appl Microbiol . 2022 Mar;132(3):1813-1824. doi: 10.1111/jam.15339. Epub 2021 Nov 3 

Healthcare-associated Infection (HAI) Research

Food Safety Research

CDC - Estimated annual number of hospitalizations and deaths caused by 31 pathogens transmitted commonly by food, United State

Antimicrobial Resistance Research

NIH - Antimicrobial Resistance: Implications and Costs

CDC- Health Topics – Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI)

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