Investigators in the Santore lab have patented a multifunctional platform that can selectively capture bacteria from a complex fluid (such as food or blood) and, after a period of minutes to hours during which the bacteria could be selectively killed, release the bacterial cells, enabling further use of the surface. The Capture-Kill-Release-Reuse platform works by bacterial contact with a fouling-resistant surface, which does not release chemicals to the bacteria or the surroundings. Additionally, the platform is produced from non-toxic, non-biocidal compounds, ensuring environmental compatibility. Engineered surface contact provides capture, kill, and release functions.
US 9,920,353 Patent issued on March 20, 2018