Fraunhofer-Institut für Grenz- flächen- und Bioverfahrenstechnik IGB

Testing and evaluation of antimicrobial surfaces


Development of biofilms is expensiv and dangerous. Surface modifications and modern inactivation procedures are effective for their prevention. The staff of the Fraunhofer IGB characterize antimicrobial surfaces by physical and chemical methods. The biological testing and characterization is carried out by living systems. This means selection of the microorganisms used for testing as well as the method and the development and construction of testing procedures.