Anthony John Galante is pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is conducting research on microbe repellent surfaces at the Lab for Advanced Materials in Pittsburgh (LAMP). His research focuses on the application of surfaces with different functionalities such as self-cleaning, stain-resistance, bacteria-repellency and virus repellency. Galante’s interest in …
A Finnish company has developed an antimicrobial technology designed to eradicate highly resistant and dangerous pathogens, including the top five on the World Health Organization’s list of dangerous bacteria.
The new Nolla technology is also applicable for fiber coating, explained Jyri Nieminen, chief executive officer of Nolla Antimicrobial.
The technology is based on ionic silver, which is the most potent antimicrobial form of silver. An intelligent polymer carrier is used to preserve and deliver the silver ions.