Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations to Prevent Infectious Diseases (AMiCI): COST Action CA15114
Adlhart, Christian; (2017). Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations to Prevent Infectious Diseases (AMiCI): COST Action CA15114. Bioengineered in press. Peer reviewed.; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Worldwide, millions of patients are affected annually by healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), impacting up to 80,000 patients in European Hospitals on any given day. This represents not only public health risk, but also an economic burden.
Complementing routine hand hygiene practices, cleaning and disinfection, antimicrobial coatings hold promise based, in essence, on the application of materials and chemicals with persistent bactericidal or –static properties onto surfaces or in textiles used in healthcare environments.