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Characterisation and screening of antimicrobial essential oil components against clinically important antibiotic-resistant bacteria using thin layer chromatography-direct bioautography hyphenated with GC-MS, LC-MS and NMR.
Introduction: The antimicrobial activity of many Essential Oils (EOs) is well established, indicating that EOs may be a source of compounds for antimicrobial drug development. Thin Layer Chromatography-Direct Bioautography ...
Laundering to kill Germs: Microbiological Decontamination of Textiles
(Mapping Educational Specialist knowHow (MESH), 2018-12)
The role of textiles as fomites in the healthcare environment: A review of the infection control risk
Background. Infectious diseases are a significant threat in both healthcare and community settings. Healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) in particular are a leading cause of complications during hospitalisation. ...
Development of a Silver-Based Dual-Function Antimicrobial Laundry Additive and Textile Coating for the Decontamination of Healthcare Laundry
Aims: To repurpose a silver-based antimicrobial textile coating product (Micro-Fresh 1911) as a dual-function antimicrobial laundry additive and textile coating. Methods and Results: Survival of Escherichia coli or ...
Stability of Model Human Coronaviruses on a Range of Textile Fibre Types
Previous research indicates that SARS-CoV-2 persists on stainless steel and plastic for 72 hours to 7 days and appears to be less stable on porous surfaces. However, there is limited research on the stability of coronaviruses ...
The effect of climbing chalk powder on the infectivity of human coronavirus OC43
There does not appear to be any studies in the published literature on the stability of SARS-CoV-2 within climbing chalk powder (magnesium carbonate and/or calcium carbonate), which has been hypothesized to pose a potential ...
The Stability of Model Human Coronaviruses on Textiles in the Environment and during Health Care Laundering
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) persists on stainless steel and plastic for up to 7 days, suggesting that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could be spread by fomite transmission. There is ...
Persistence of human coronaviruses on textiles during laundering
Aims The aim of this investigation was to determine the persistence of human coronaviruses on a range of textiles both in the environment and during laundering. Methods and Results The stability of human coronaviruses ...
Microemulsification of essential oils for the development of antimicrobial and mosquito repellent functional coatings for textiles
(Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2021-05-22)
Aims: To develop an essential oil (EO)-loaded textile coating using an environmentally-friendly microemulsion technique to achieve both antimicrobial and mosquito repellent functionalities. Methods and Results: Minimum ...