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Antimicrobial Nanocoatings Market - Industry Overview and Key Factors

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Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/23/2015 -- Microbes are the most primitive organisms to live on earth. Their evolution has been fundamental to the growth of all life on the planet. Microbes therefore have an innate ability to adapt quickly to any natural or manmade obstacles in the form of chemicals, temperature or pressure. This adaptive nature is very critical and often undesirable while maintaining complete sterile or hygiene environment. Bacteria for example have grown resistant to many anti bacterial compounds like methicillin, penicillin, and even vancomycin which was earlier used to treat resistant bacterial infection. The WHO states that in 2012 there were around 450 thousand new cases globally of antibiotic resistant tuberculosis infections.

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Antimicrobial resistance has taken form in many parasitic infections like malaria and viral infections like HIV and influenza. The WHO states that by 2012 all the Influenza-A viruses circulating globally were resistant to amantadine and rimantadine, anti-viral commonly used to treat influenza. In order to tackle this menace it was observed by scientists that physical obstruction of microbes is an effective way to prevent microbial adherence and thereby their growth. Nano technology was the choice of weapon to prevent microbial adherence and infections as earlier attempts to develop nano particle paint and coating were highly successful. The earliest success of nanocoating was in the use of nano particle coating for US navy ships that helped prevent barnacle growth as well as algal slime. 'Nano coating' and more specifically 'nano particle paints' are generally nanoparticles compounds available in a mixture and used in material coating, instead of 'nano layer coating' which is often used in electronics. Nano layer coatings are under research in medical sciences that have multiple layers of nano particle assemblies that area arranged in a layer by layer assembly. The innovation was made while observing the hen egg shells that are made by layers of a similarly naturally occurring polypeptide that prevents bacterial cultures from entering the egg yolk. The clinical applications for nanotechnology have therefore grown over the years with a significant section of medical research funding going towards nanotechnology.

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However many public opinion studies conducted in the U.S and the U.K have found strong opposition to nanotechnology in health sciences and increased favor in other applications. This was probably assigned to the fact that earlier products that famed in containing silver nanoparticles in clothing were found to kill useful flora in the environment, thereby disturbing the ecosystem. Much of the application of nanotechnology in healthcare is currently under research, DNA based nanostructures are one such examples found to act as a filter for enzymes. Antimicrobial nanocoatings are at present restricted to general use surgical equipments, common toilet seats, and other components/accessories. Wound dressing materials like hydrogels, foams and hydrocolloid are some other examples of healthcare products that incorporate nanotechnology. Silver and zinc nanoparticles are the most commonly used material to achieve effective antimicrobial action thereby preventing infection in wounds.

The largest consumer market for antimicrobial nanocoating is in the developed regions of North America, Australia and Europe. This is followed by the Asia Pacific region and the lowest market lies in the Rest of the world region. Countries with the largest populations of hormonal contraception and pregnancy abortion (drug induced) have the highest occurrence rates.

Some of the major players in the research and manufacture of anti microbial nanocoating include Smith and Nephew Plc, 3M healthcare, Blue Nano Inc., Toto USA, Nanocare Tech, : etc to name a few.

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