Authors: de Lucas-Gil, E; Del Campo, A; Pascual, L; Monte-Serrano, M; Menendez, J; Fernandez, JF; Rubio-Marcos, F

Mater. Sci. Eng. C-Mater. Biol. Appl.. vol: 99. page: 0928-4931.
Date: JUN. 2019.
Doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2019.02.004.

This article reports the excellent antimicrobial response of nanoparticulate ZnO against multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). We demonstrate that the enhanced antimicrobial activity against MDROs depends on the crystalline defects of ZnO. Hence, this work provides insights on the ZnO-microorganism interactions, and we pose combined physico-chemical action mechanisms against resistant bacteria..