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

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.

ISBN: 978-1-4665-6274-5
Pages: 804
Hardcopy: $209.95