TITLE

In vitro Antimicrobial Activity Assessment of Zymox; Topical Cream Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

AUTHOR(S)
Atwal, Rajvinder; John, Smitha; Turcios, Stephanie
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine;Mar2010, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The goal of this study was to determine the antibacterial effectiveness of Zymox� Topical Cream against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The product was tested at 100% concentration using a log reduction method. Twenty mL of Zymox� Topical Cream (Product) and 20 mL of Phosphate buffer solution (Control) were added into separate centrifuge tubes and inoculated with the bacterial strain. At time intervals of 30 seconds, 1 minute, and 5 minutes the Product and Control were placed into a dilution of neutralizing broth. One milliliter from each of the dilutions was plated and incubated at 32.5 � 2.5�C to determine the number of microorganisms remaining at each time point. The test material, Zymox� Topical Cream, elicited a 100% reduction at 5 minutes. This represents a >3.0 log reductions at 5 minutes. The results of the study demonstrate Zymox� Topical Cream has antibacterial activity against MRSA at 5 minutes.
ACCESSION #
79933209

 

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