Nanotech 2012 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2012 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2012: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites (Volume 1)

Composite Materials Chapter 6

Assessing the Antimicrobial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles Leached from Medical Devices

Authors: B.J. Casey, B.J. Dair

Affilation: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, United States

Pages: 532 - 534

Keywords: silver nanoparticle, characterization, antimicrobial, medical device

Abstract:
This work focuses on characterization the leachables released from substrates, e.g. medical devices, containing silver nanoparticles. Furthermore, antimicrobial experiments were conducted to determine how the structure of a silver nanoparticle impact antimicrobial activity. Proper characterization of nanoparticulate leachables is vital since size, structure, and chemistry all have a large impact on safety and antimicrobial efficacy.


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