Journal article

Micro-textured films for reducing microbial colonization in a clinical setting

AR Mendez, TY Tan, HY Low, KH Otto, H Tan, X Khoo

Journal of Hospital Infection | W B SAUNDERS CO LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Transmission of microbes in the hospital environment occurs frequently through human interactions with high-touch surfaces such as patient beds and over-bed tables. Although stringent cleaning routines are implemented as a preventive measure to minimize transmission of microbes, it is desirable to have high-touch surfaces made of antimicrobial materials. Physical texturing of solid surfaces offers a non-bactericidal approach to control the colonization of such surfaces by microbes. AIM: To investigate the efficacy of micro-textured polycarbonate films in reducing bacterial load on over-bed tables in a hospital ward. METHODS: Two different micro-patterns were fabricated on polycar..

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Grants

Awarded by Singapore University of Technology and Design under HTIF Award


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by Changi General Hospital and Singapore University of Technology and Design under HTIF Award No. CGH-SUTD-HTIF-2013-006.