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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Investigations have been carried out on the development of stabilized antimicrobial agents from plant extract for the application of 100% cotton fabric.
aeruginosa may be treated with antimicrobial agents from three major groups based on mechanism of action: aminoglycosides (interference with protein synthesis) such as tobramycin or amikacin; beta-lactams (inhibition of cell wall synthesis) such as piperacillin, ticarcillin, 3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins (ceftazidime and cefepime), and carbapenems like imipenem or meropenem; or fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin) (interference with nucleic acid replication).
The high frequency of antimicrobial agent resistance in Salmonella from imported pork and in Campylobacter spp.
Microban appears to be the antimicrobial agent of choice for most companies.
Contrary to many antimicrobial agents that are currently being used in clinics, antimicrobial nanoparticles do not cause undesirable side-effects at milimolar dosage where they have antimicrobial effect.
PurThread has obtained a globally exclusive agreement to embed Kodak's antimicrobial agent into textile materials.
Controlling the release of antimicrobial agents from packaging films could inhibit the growth of target microorganisms over time.
"Unlike other antimicrobials that act by poisoning harmful microorganisms," Manzone said, "Smart Sponge Plus technology is based on the interaction of the antimicrobial agent with the cell membrane of the microorganism.
As the Etak brand, containing long-acting antimicrobial agent Etak, Eisai is marketing EtakAntimicrobial Spray, a spray for mouth masks, which eliminates viruses and bacteria for 24 hours and Etak Antimicrobial Spray which can be used for a variety of lifestyle supplies including fabrics such as clothes and stuffed toys as well as kitchenware.
As the ETAK brand, containing long-acting antimicrobial agent ETAK, Eisai is marketing ETAK Antimicrobial Spray, a spray for mouth masks, which eliminates viruses and bacteria for 24 hours and ETAK Antimicrobial Spray alpha which can be used for a variety of lifestyle supplies including fabrics such as clothes and stuffed toys as well as kitchenware.
It is essential to involve antimicrobial agent in agriculture products as humans and animals are prone to be affected by different or even same pathogens (10).
In a recent study published in the Journal of The American Chemical Society, professor Tewodros Asefa and associate professor Jeffrey Boyd synthesized nanostructured silica particles, considered to be promising drug carriers, that contained payloads of an antimicrobial agent. The researchers found the particles were effective at killing two human bacterial pathogens.