Special Issue "Advanced Nanomaterials in Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) with Antimicrobial and Antiviral Properties"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020) | Viewed by 502
Interests: biosensors; immunoassays; functional biomaterials; nanocomposites; nanopolymers
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After the initial COVID-19 breakdown in Wuhan, China, the spread of this newly emerged virus is increasing exponentially in many countries. At the time of writing, the reported number of infected victims is well over 2 M with over 100,000 deaths. Deadly infection is also associated with pneumonia, leading to patients’ unbearable suffering and eventual death.
The global economy is in recession, with unprecedented unemployment in modern times, albeit various stimulus programs have been initiated by several countries. The most affected sectors are transportation, hotels, sporting events, tourism, and other service industries. The economic impact is even more problematic for underdeveloped countries with limited resources.
Prevention is always better than treatment, and social distancing has been promoted or regulated in many parts of the world. In this context, PPE (personal protective equipment) with antiviral-antimicrobial properties should be of the utmost importance for health care workers, old people in nursing homes, children, workers in transportation, and the general public.
This Special Issue will cover the following topics:
- Nanofiber/nanoparticle-based masks and gloves with antimicrobial/viral activities.
- Nanomaterial-based garments with salient features such as waterproof, UV-blocking, antistatic, and antimicrobial/antiviral properties.
- Hand sanitizers with nanoparticles to enhance antimicrobial/antiviral properties.
- Surface modification with nanomaterials with antimicrobial/antiviral properties.
- Nanomaterials as potential delivery vehicles for vaccine antigens to stabilize vaccine antigens and act as adjuvants.
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