Search results for antimicrobial active packaging

Bio & Medicine Apr 10, 2008

Researcher looks to use nanoparticles for food safety

Byron Brehm-Stecher, assistant professor in food science and human nutrition, has some big ideas for his work with tiny particles. His latest research project will allow him to study the potential of using silver nanoparticles ...

Cell & Microbiology Jun 19, 2014

Invention prevents contamination of food packaging by bacterial biofilms

Eating fruits and vegetables is good for you, but sometimes there's a price to pay: illness caused by bacterial biofilms that adhere to the produce and to the packaging in which it's shipped.

Cell & Microbiology Mar 30, 2010

Essential oils to fight superbugs

Essential oils could be a cheap and effective alternative to antibiotics and potentially used to combat drug-resistant hospital superbugs, according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's spring meeting ...

Cell & Microbiology May 08, 2013

Stable, inexpensive and easy-to-prepare active ingredients for topical treatments effectively clear fungal eye infection

Pathogenic microbes that become encased within a protective and adhesive polymeric coating, forming a biofilm, are among the most difficult forms of infections to treat. Fungal keratitis, for example, is a common form of ...

Materials Science Jul 05, 2011

New technology makes textiles permanently germ-free; targets health care-associated infections

A University of Georgia researcher has invented a new technology that can inexpensively render medical linens and clothing, face masks, paper towels -- and yes, even diapers, intimate apparel and athletic wear, including ...

Materials Science Mar 21, 2017

CuanTec – a new force in the fight against food waste

The University of Strathclyde's proud track record of innovation with impact continues in the form of CuanTec, a start-up company with a positive and practical solution to the disposal of seafood waste, which exacts a heavy ...

Sep 27, 2005

Jefferson Lab scientists set to test germ-killing fabrics

The Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) located in Newport News, Va., has received a $192,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to test germ-killing fabrics for ...

Materials Science Jan 10, 2017

Surf and Earth: How prawn shopping bags could save the planet

Bioengineers at The University of Nottingham are trialling how to use shrimp shells to make biodegradable shopping bags as a 'green' alternative to oil-based plastics, and as a new food packaging material to extend product ...

Bio & Medicine Jul 08, 2015

Peppermint oil and cinnamon could help treat and heal chronic wounds

Infectious colonies of bacteria called biofilms that develop on chronic wounds and medical devices can cause serious health problems and are tough to treat. But now scientists have found a way to package antimicrobial compounds ...

Materials Science Feb 18, 2011

Food scientist develops 'rechargeable' anti-microbial surfaces to improve food-handling safety

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using nano-scale materials, a University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientist is developing a way to improve food safety by adding a thin anti-microbial layer to food-handling surfaces. Only tens of nanometers ...

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