Antimicrobial efficacy and compatibility of solid copper alloys with chemical disinfectants

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Steinhauer, Katrin ; Meyer, Sonja ; Pfannebecker, Jens ; Teckemeyer, Karin ; Ockenfeld, Klaus ; Weber, Klaus ; Becker, Barbara (2018)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 13, issue 8 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC6086424, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200748
  • Subject: Microbial Control | Microbial Pathogens | Pseudomonas Aeruginosa | Steel | Pseudomonas | Research Article | Bacteria | Stainless Steel | Eukaryota | Pathology and Laboratory Medicine | Alcohols | Antimicrobials | Chemical Compounds | Physical Sciences | Pathogens | Organic Chemistry | Pharmacology | Staphylococcus | Candida Albicans | Experimental Organism Systems | Fungal Pathogens | Candida | Staphylococcus Aureus | Chemistry | Alloys | Biology and Life Sciences | Materials Science | Drugs | Research and Analysis Methods | Microbiology | Metallurgy | Medicine | Bacterial Pathogens | Yeast | Q | Medical Microbiology | R | Fungi | Copper Alloys | Science | Organisms | Yeast and Fungal Models | Medicine and Health Sciences | Organic Compounds | Mycology

INTRODUCTION:Chemical disinfection is state of the art in preventing spread of infectious agents in the healthcare setting. Additionally, the antimicrobial properties of solid copper alloy surfaces against various microorganisms have recently been substantiated. Thus, a... View more
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