Special Issue "Antimicrobial Nano Coatings"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Biology and Medicines".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Angela Ivask
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Guest Editor
University of Tartu, Estonia
Interests: antimicrobial materials and surfaces; efficacy testing of materials and surfaces; antibiotic resistance; safety testing of materials
Dr. Merja Ahonen
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Technology and WANDER Nordic Water and Materials Institute, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Interests: antimicrobial materials; surfaces; antimicrobial resistance; efficacy testing in real life settings
Dr. Karin Kogermann
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Institute of Pharmacy, University of Tartu, Estonia
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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • antimicrobial surfaces
  • antimicrobial coatings
  • nanoparticles
  • nanomaterials
  • nanocoatings
  • biofilms
  • device-related infections
  • antimicrobial resistance

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Chelidoniummajus L. Incorporated Emulsion Electrospun PCL/PVA_PEC Nanofibrous Meshes for Antibacterial Wound Dressing Applications
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(7), 1785; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11071785 - 09 Jul 2021
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Presently, there are many different types of wound dressings available on the market. Nonetheless, there is still a great interest to improve the performance and efficiency of these materials. Concerning that, new dressing materials containing natural products, such as medicinal plants that protect [...] Read more.
Presently, there are many different types of wound dressings available on the market. Nonetheless, there is still a great interest to improve the performance and efficiency of these materials. Concerning that, new dressing materials containing natural products, such as medicinal plants that protect the wound from infections but also enhance skin regeneration have been or are being developed. Herein, we used for the first time a needleless emulsion electrospinning technique for incorporating Chelidoniummajus L. (C. majus), a medicinal plant widely known for its traditional therapeutic properties, in Polycaprolactone (PCL)/Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA)_Pectin (PEC) nanofibrous meshes. Moreover, the potential use of these electrospun nanofibers as a carrier for C. majus was also explored. The results obtained revealed that the produced PCL/PVA_PEC nanofibrous meshes containing C. majus extract displayed morphological characteristics similar to the natural extracellular matrix of the skin (ECM). Furthermore, the produced meshes showed beneficial properties to support the healing process. Additionally, the C. majus-loaded PCL/PVA_PEC nanofibrous meshes inhibited Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) growth, reaching a 3.82 Log reduction, and showed to be useful for controlled release, without causing any cytotoxic effect on the normal human dermal fibroblasts (NHDF) cells. Hence, these findings suggest the promising suitability of this novel wound dressing material for prevention and treatment of bacterial wound infections. Full article
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Antiviral Activity of Silver, Copper Oxide and Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle Coatings against SARS-CoV-2
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(5), 1312; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11051312 - 17 May 2021
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SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for several million deaths to date globally, and both fomite transmission from surfaces as well as airborne transmission from aerosols may be largely responsible for the spread of the virus. Here, nanoparticle coatings of three antimicrobial materials (Ag, CuO and [...] Read more.
SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for several million deaths to date globally, and both fomite transmission from surfaces as well as airborne transmission from aerosols may be largely responsible for the spread of the virus. Here, nanoparticle coatings of three antimicrobial materials (Ag, CuO and ZnO) are deposited on both solid flat surfaces as well as porous filter media, and their activity against SARS-CoV-2 viability is compared with a viral plaque assay. These nanocoatings are manufactured by aerosol nanoparticle self-assembly during their flame synthesis. Nanosilver particles as a coating exhibit the strongest antiviral activity of the three studied nanomaterials, while copper oxide exhibits moderate activity, and zinc oxide does not appear to significantly reduce the virus infectivity. Thus, nanosilver and copper oxide show potential as antiviral coatings on solid surfaces and on filter media to minimize transmission and super-spreading events while also providing critical information for the current and any future pandemic mitigation efforts. Full article
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Planned Papers

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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

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