Special Issue "Antimicrobial Nano Coatings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: antimicrobial materials and surfaces; efficacy testing of materials and surfaces; antibiotic resistance; safety testing of materials
Interests: antimicrobial materials; surfaces; antimicrobial resistance; efficacy testing in real life settings
Interests: electrospinning; nanofibers/microfibers; antimicrobial drugs; delivery systems; wound healing; wound infection; antimicrobial agents; action mechanisms; in vitro/in vivo infection models; solid state characterization; process analytical technology
You are cordially invited to submit your work on nanomaterial-based antimicrobial coatings and surfaces, including work on their preparation, characterization, and antimicrobial testing, to this Special Issue of Nanomaterials.
Surfaces are one of the most significant sources involved in the spread of microbial infections. The highest level of microbial transmission via surfaces occurs in healthcare, food preparation, and sanitary facilities but also in public space via frequently touched (i.e., high-touch) surfaces. Beside planktonic forms, microbial biofilms easily attach onto and colonize various surfaces. Considering the speed of transmission of microbes via surfaces, the fast elimination of contagious microbes from surfaces is key to combating microbial infections. Antimicrobial surfaces have already been used to reduce microbial pathogens on various surfaces. Silver- and copper-based microbicidal surfaces have the longest history and the widest use, but the popularity of nanomaterials and nanostructures in antimicrobial surfaces is on the rise.
This Special Issue aims to highlight current advances in the field of nanomaterial-based or nanostructured antimicrobial coatings and surfaces. We look forward to receiving your manuscripts reporting the preparation, characterization, and evaluation of antimicrobial activity, as well as mechanisms of action. Both research papers and review papers are more than welcome.
Prof. Angela Ivask
Dr. Merja Ahonen
Dr. Karin Kogermann
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- antimicrobial surfaces
- antimicrobial coatings
- device-related infections
- antimicrobial resistance
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Simultaneous ultrasound-assisted [email protected] B nanoparticles synthesis and deposition on silicone urinary catheters for prevention of biofilm associated infections
Authors: Tzanko Tzanov
Affiliation: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain