Current Approaches for Exploration of Nanoparticles as Antibacterial Agents

Didem Sen Karaman, Suvi Manner, Adyary Fallarero, Jessica Rosenholm

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The ascending anxiety regarding antimicrobial resistance as well as the recalcitrant nature of biofilm-associated infections call for the development of alternative strategies to treat bacterial diseases. Nanoparticles have been considered as one of the emerging and promising platforms in this respect. Their unique physical and chemical properties may lead to fine-tuned interactions between them and bacteria. In this chapter, we aim to provide an overview on the use of nanoparticles as antimicrobial agents. Both antibacterial and anti-biofilm activities of nanoparticles and their current approaches will be reviewed. The in vitro methods that are used to evaluate the potency of nanoparticles as antimicrobial agents will be discussed in detail.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationAntibacterial Agents
EditorsRanjith N. Kumavath
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-51-3200-4
ISBN (Print)978-953-51-3199-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


  • Anti-biofilm activity
  • Bacterial biofilms
  • Biofilms
  • Nanoparticles
  • antibacterial
  • antibacterial activity
  • antibacterial property

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