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Our relevance to global health

Advanced antimicrobial surfaces are at the frontline in the battle against infection and growing antimicrobial resistance.

Surface and interfaces play a crucial role in the epidemiology of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) - an issue of critical societal importance. Annually HAIs are estimated to cost the NHS £2 billion and cause some 25,000 deaths across the EU.

Repeated warnings from the World Health Organisation and the UK Government’s Chief Medical Officer emphasise the serious global threat of increasing antimicrobial resistance. Infection control, via advanced antimicrobial surfaces, is a key strategy to combat resistance.