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The Science Behind Antimicrobials

Posted by Administrator on May 18 2016


Readers of the Sciessent blog know that clinical data has proven the effectiveness of some antimicrobials in killing dangerous strains of bacteria and reducing the risk of infection. But one of the most common questions that we get about antimicrobials is around how exactly they work.

The science behind antimicrobials is actually quite fascinating – it can also fill up the pages of a textbook – which is why we asked CTO Jeff Trogolo to compile an easily digestible FAQ to explain why and how our silver-based antimicrobials are so good at killing dangerous bacteria.

In “Antimicrobial Science 101,” Jeff explains how something so small can be so powerful. Some of the questions include:

What is an antimicrobial? Learn about how antimicrobial agents kill or inhibit the growth of certain microorganisms.

What role do antimicrobials play in healthcare? Since traditional sterilization and disinfection techniques are not consistently used, Jeff discusses how the healthcare industry has looked to the use of antimicrobials to act as a second line of defense against infection.

Are there different types of antimicrobials? Learn about the various antimicrobial solutions <LINK TO INFOGRAPHIC> that are categorized as naturally occurring or synthetic chemicals.


To read “Antimicrobial Science 101” in its entirety, download it below.

Download The Q&A

Topics: Antimicrobials, HAIs, healthcare