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The Science Behind Antimicrobials (Part III)

Posted by Administrator on Jun 29 2016

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In our last two posts, part I and part II, we’ve discussed some of the most frequently asked questions around the science behind antimicrobials – specifically, how they kill bacteria. Our CTO, Jeff Trogolo, compiled a beginner’s guide to help readers better understand how antimicrobials have such high-kill rates and, ultimately, how they are helping healthcare wage the war against antibiotic-resistant infections.

In “Antimicrobial Science 101”, Jeff answers questions like:

Can silver kill antibiotic-resistant organisms? Learn about how silver ions render bacterial cells useless, even if they’ve gone through multiple mutations.

Will antimicrobials run out? Jeff discusses how some antimicrobials are meant to last for a few hours and others remain effective for many years.

What is controlled release? A controlled release antimicrobial is meant for long-term use. The FAQ explains how this type of technology detects environments that are ideal for bacteria growth and shuts off when it’s not needed.

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

Download The Q&A

Topics: Antimicrobials, medical devices, healthcare