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Issue Date: July 12, 2006

Silver Bromide Shines In Bacteria-Fighting Coating

Polymer-nanoparticle composite could ward off infections associated with implanted biomedical devices
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: JACS In C&EN, Nano SCENE

A new type of antimicrobial coating could make it easier and cheaper to endow biomedical implants with the bacteria-fighting power of silver. The material, a cationic polymer embedded with AgBr nanoparticles, is relatively simple to synthesize and overcomes solubility problems associated with other types of silver-based antimicrobial coatings, according to the Pennsylvania State University chemists who invented it (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 9712).

Ayusman Sen, Varun Sambhy, Megan M. MacBride, and . . .

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