Search results for antimicrobial active packaging

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 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 ...

Bio & Medicine Dec 07, 2010

Nanoparticle gives antimicrobial ability to fight Listeria longer

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Purdue University research team developed a nanoparticle that can hold and release an antimicrobial agent as needed for extending the shelf life of foods susceptible to Listeria monocytogenes.

Engineering Oct 01, 2010

Active packaging keeps meat fresh for longer

To date, supermarkets have only been able to keep products on their meat counters for a few days. But now researchers have developed an antimicrobial active packaging film that destroys the microorganisms on the product surface, ...

Biochemistry Apr 14, 2010

Research explores edible film that kills pathogens for meat packaging

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of food scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has shown that an edible film can be used for wrapping ready-to-eat meat products to deliver a slow release of a naturally occurring ...

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 ...

Nanomaterials May 03, 2009

Nanotechnology holds promise for STD drug delivery

Yale researchers describe a breakthrough in safe and effective administration of potential antiviral drugs — small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules that silence genes — the first step in development of a new kind of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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