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Antimicrobial Nanoparticles: applications and mechanisms of action

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SSN Fernando,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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TDCP Gunasekara ,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Senior lecturer, Department of microbiology
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J Holton

National Mycobacterial Reference Service-South, Public Health England, GB
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Abstract

Nanoparticle technology is rapidly advancing and is used for a wide range of applications in medicine. The potential of metal nanoparticles as antimicrobial agents is widely studied and is considered as an alternative approach to overcome the challenge posed by multidrug resistance in bacteria. This review discusses novel approaches to nanoparticle synthesis including green synthesis and the antimicrobial spectrum of nanoparticles. Approaches for enhancing antimicrobial potential of nanoparticles by surface modification and its potential as a vehicle for antibiotic delivery are also explored.

How to Cite: Fernando, S., Gunasekara, T. & Holton, J., (2018). Antimicrobial Nanoparticles: applications and mechanisms of action. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases. 8(1), pp.2–11. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v8i1.8167
Published on 06 May 2018.
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