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Nanocoatings: Activities

Bio-safe antibiofouling coatings

We have developed and are testing nanocoatings composed of a chitosan matrix used as a base for nanoparticle inclusions. The coatings are non-toxic and work by 1) local generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that destroy microbes, or 2) by forming a 'slippery' surface that makes bacterial attachement difficult.