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A clean bill of health for Antibacterial Materials conference

Antibacterial Materials, a one-day event organised by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, will be held in central London on 1 November. A free public lecture, ‘Combating bacterial infection – surface engineered antimicrobial materials’, and an exhibition of antibacterial materials will take place on 31 October at the same venue, 1 Carlton House Terrace.

Antibacterial and antimicrobial materials and systems are of increasing importance in the laboratory, healthcare environments and some industrial applications. Antibacterial Materials will explore how science is being applied to counter the threat.

Featuring keynote addresses from the Department of Health and Belfast University, the conference will bring together producers of materials, researchers and product specifiers to discuss how to prevent the build up, spread and transfer of bacteria and viruses.

Specific presentations will cover biomaterials, biofilms and the testing of antimicrobial treated articles. Coatings of diamond-like carbon and those based on sol gel will be considered along with fabric coatings.

The event is co-sponsored by the Society for Applied Microbiology and the Association of Institutions Concerned with Medical Engineering, and endorsed by The Biomaterials Network.

For further information, contact Dawn Bonfield , tel: 01438 820850, or visit the event webpage.

Date Posted: 18 July 2007

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