Prevention of microbial persistence on surfaces for Infection Control

The goal of the internship with Bioshield Technologies Canada, a developer of antimicrobial and biostatic products, is to evaluate a product formulated to be used as a surface treatment for microbial control. The project is part of a comprehensive research program aimed at developing improved protocols for infection and contamination in the hospital and food processing environments and related laundry care facilities. The research will be directed by scientists at Ryerson University and the University Health Network while Bioshield Technologies, will provide logistical support and arrange for access to the various industrial sites. The project will involve 3 interns who will get first‐hand experience in science‐beyond‐the‐laboratory and in the process build capacity in the critical area of infection/contamination control. Bioshield Technologies will benefit by the scientific data obtained in a Canadian setting, which is required for registration with Health Canada. Furthermore, demonstration of the product’s efficiency will provide the company a significant market advantage.

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Marthinus Kroukamp, Elanna Bester and Lukasz Porosa
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Gideon Wolfaardt
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Ontario
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