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Light-Activated Antimicrobial Coating for the Continuous Disinfection of Surfaces

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Michael Wilson
Affiliation:
Department of Microbiology, Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Abstract

The ability of a photosensitizer-containing cellulose acetate film to kill bacteria was evaluated. Substantial kills were achieved following irradiation of the film with white light for up to 24 hours. Applying a photosensitizer-containing coating to surfaces could reduce the environmental load of pathogens, thus helping to prevent infectious disease transmission.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2003

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