In the current times of the dangerously spreading and infectious COVID-19, the need for preventive strategies is being reiterated extensively. We have contributed on that front through the development of antibacterial and antifungal coatings which can prevent the spread of infections. Our development includes antimicrobial paints based on polymers and polymeric nanocomposites. We have also developed antimicrobial paints from biodegradable antibacterial polymers. These paints have shown marked reduction in medical device (i.e. catheter)-associated infections in mice models.
Recently, we have formulated an extremely effective antimicrobial surface coating which can be coated on a variety of surfaces such as cotton, plastic, etc. to render them antimicrobial. These coatings showed multivariate activity against bacteria, fungi as well as viruses, including influenza.
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