Antimicrobial Silver Nanoparticles

- Mar 29, 2017 -

The antimicrobial effects of silver have been known for over a century with the first known use traced back to the Greeks and Romans, who increased the potability of water by storing it in silver vessels. Recent research has demonstrated that silver ions are an effective antimicrobial yet have a low toxicity for humans, making silver an attractive component in wound dressings, packaging materials, and anti-fouling surface coatings. The antimicrobial efficacy of the silver source depends on the rate and duration of silver ion release, which can be modulated by selecting the size, shape, and surface coating of the added silver. NanoComposix provides precisely sized and shaped, highly purified silver nanomaterials with tailorable surface coatings that can be used for antimicrobial research studies or incorporated into devices and products.

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