antimicrobial agent

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antimicrobial agent

[‚an·tē‚mī′krōb·ē·əl ‚ā·jənt]
(microbiology)
A chemical compound that either destroys or inhibits the growth of microscopic and submicroscopic organisms.
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Self-cleaning adds to the antimicrobial effect by washing away microbes while self-repair of cracks gives microbes no place to hide.
Future studies will also determine how exposing phenolic compounds to light might affect their antimicrobial activity.
For an antimicrobial film or coating to do an effective job, you must determine its antimicrobial effectiveness in the specific application; how extensively the antimicrobial migrates into the product; how well the film adheres to the product; and how it interacts with the product.
Each chapter takes a closer look at a particular family, genus, or species of bacteria and, when possible, attempts to estimate the prevalence of resistance to key antimicrobial agents.
CHEMEQ (RTM) polymeric antimicrobial is an alternative to the use of human antibiotics in animals.
Though the new biopolymers release antimicrobials, they don't flex and seal as well as the polyethylene films that now dominate the food-wrap market.
The report "Global and Chinese Antimicrobial Industry, 2015 Market Research Report" provides a basic overview of the industry including its definition, applications and manufacturing technology.
6% of persons with Campylobacter infections benefit from antimicrobial drugs.
Regulatory and efficacy test requirements for antimicrobial coatings," will be presented by Peter D.
Antimicrobial packaging systems can extend the lag period and reduce the growth rate of microorganisms, prolonging a product's shelflife and safety.
Scientists have already planned a handful of clinical trials to evaluate the antimicrobial benefits of vitamin D supplementation.