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Testing of Anti-microbial Dressings

Microbial Transmission Test (1)

Zone of Inhibition Test (1)

Barrier Test (2,3)

Challenge Test (1)

Log-reduction test (4)
Thomas & McCubbin A comparison of the antimicrobial effects of four silver-containing dressings on three organisms J of Wound Care 2003; 12[3]; 101-107.
Strohal R et al., Nanocrystalline silver dressings as an efficient anti-MRSA barrier: a new solution to an increasing problem. J Hosp Infect. 2005; 60(3):226-30.
Edwards-Jones V. Antimicrobial and barrier effects of silver against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Wound Care. 2006;15(7):285-90.
Gallant-Behm C.L. et al.,  Comparison of in vitro disc diffusion and time kill assays for the evaluation of antimicrobial wound dressing efficiency Wound Repair and Regeneration 200513[4]; 412-417.
General Anti-microbial Testing

We undertake standard anti-microbial test including:- assessment of Minimal Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) and Minimal Bacteriocidal  Concentration (MBC)
Models of wound Infection
We undertake pre-clinical studies to investigate the impact of anti-infective therapies on infected wounds. Further Information on request
Wound Healing Models Physical Testing Protease Regulation / Modulation Anti-Microbial Efficacy Testing Haemostat Assessment Bio-compatibility / degradation
anti-microbial efficacy testing
Pre-clinical Research - Anti-Microbial Efficacy Testing