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Antibacterial mechanisms and applications of metal-organic frameworks and their derived nanomaterials

BackgroundBacterial infection is one of the most serious threats to public health. Despite traditional antibiotics therapy provides an effective approach to combat pathogenic bacteria, the long-term use and overuse of antibiotics result in the evolution of bacteria with antibiotic resistance. Recent progress in nanotechnology offers novel opportunities to overcome the obstacle with independence of antibiotics. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as new tools to combat bacterial infection in biomedical and food packaging fields.

Publication date: 01/03/2021

Author: Jianghua Liu, Di Wu, Niu Zhu, Yongning Wu, Guoliang Li

Trends in Food Science & Technology


This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 837761.