Summary of Awards to Date

Biofilm inactivation and removal using micellar encapsulated antimicrobials.

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Date

Jul. 1, 2007 - Jun. 30, 2009

Award Number

MAS00200601301

Funding Agency

Center for Produce Safety

Amount Awarded

$235,015.00

Investigator

Jochen Weiss, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts

Co-Investigator(s)

McLandsborough, L.

Summary

Surface growth of pathogens on food and food processing equipment leading to the formation of biofilms poses an extremely serious problem in the food and agriultural industry. The purpose of this study is to develop antimicrobial/carrier combinations that can effectively destroy and remove pathogenic biofilms. In the process, we expect to learn much more about the mechanism of action of disinfectants and cleaners to combat biofilms.