Metal ion technologies-How do they work?

Several metals, such as manganese, zinc, magnesium, iron and copper, are essential elements required for the survival and normal function of microorganisms. For example, some of these metals are enzyme cofactors that without their precise interaction these enzymes cannot function. Since metals are...


Biocides, Germicides, Sporicides and Antimicrobials-what's in a name?

In a recent blog post by Jon Otter ( I recommend you follow him also)  he reviewed antibiotics, anti-infectives and other infection related antimicrobials by their desired functionality and also built a hierarchy of these products. This post was really interesting, and made me think about where we...