Upsalite® inhibits growth of bacteria

2016-11-16

Upsalite® is shown to inhibit growth of bacteria associated with acne and hospital acquired infections. In a study published in ACS Omega, researchers at Uppsala University have shown that the mesoporous magnesium carbonate Upsalite® exerts strong bacteriostatic effect on Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Staphylococcus epidermidisis an opportunistic bacterium that that has received the most attention for causing hospital acquired infections (HAIs), and can readily become resistant to antibiotics. It is also associated with acne as well as infections of intravascular devices and complications in patients with implanted prosthetic material. The results open up for development of materials inhibiting bacterial growth without the use of antibiotics for e.g. dermal applications.

In a just published article, in the journal ACS Omega, researchers at Uppsala University show that Upsalite® exerts strong bacteriostatic effect on Staphylococcus epidermidis. This open up new possibilities for Upsalite®, especially in certain dermal applications where an inhibition of bacterial growth is desirable. Read the full article here.