Date Added: 21/06/2017

Date Updated: 14/09/2017

Shark skin-like micropatterned surfaces to reduce bacterial adhesion

Specialties: Infectious disease, microbiology & GUM

Technology Type: Devices

Stage of development: Established

Stage of EAA: Assessment Complete

Description, patients and keywords:

Sharklet micropatterns have been used for many years to prevent marine organisms from attaching to submarines and ships. The technology mimics the natural texture and pattern of shark skin, and is now available as a semi-transparent adhesive film intended to reduce bacterial transmission from high-touch surfaces in health care and other settings.

Keywords: Sharklet, textured micropatterns, environmental disinfection technologies, health care-acquired infections