Merja Ahonen

Merja Ahonen

10-year experience in testing antimicrobial coatings in real-life settings in collaboration with companies and end-users.

Mouro, C., Gomes, A.P., Ahonen, M., Fangueiro, R., Gouveia, I.C. (2021) Chelidoniummajus L. Incorporated Emulsion Electrospun PCL/PVA_PEC Nanofibrous Meshes for Antibacterial Wound Dressing Applications. Nanomaterials, 11, 1785.

Pietsch, F., O’Neill, A.J., Ivask, A., Jenssen, H., Inkinen, J., Kahru, A., Ahonen, M. & Schreiber, F. (2020). Selection of resistance by antimicrobial coatings in the healthcare setting. Journal of Hospital Infection. Vol 106 (1), pp 115-125.

Dunne, C.P., Askew, P.D., Papadopoulos, T., Gouveia, I.C., Ahonen, M., Modic, M., Azevedo, N.F., Schulte, S., Cosemans, P., Kahru, A., Murzyn, K., Keevil, C.W., Riool, M. & Keinänen-Toivola, M.M. (2020). Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations to prevent infectious disease: a consensus view from the AMiCl COST Action. Journal of Hospital Infection, Vol 105 (2), pp 116-118.

Inkinen, J., Ahonen, M., Iakovleva, E., Karppinen, P., Mielonen, E., Mäkinen, R., Mannonen, K. & Koivisto, J. (2019). Contamination detection by optical measurements in a real‐life environment: A hospital case study. Journal of Biophotonics, e2346.

Rosenberg, M., Ilić, K., Juganson, K., Ivask, A., Ahonen, M., Vinković Vrček, I. & Kahru, A. (2019). Potential ecotoxicological effects of antimicrobial surface coatings: a literature survey backed up by analysis of market reports. PeerJ 7:e6315

Dunne, S.S., Ahonen, M., Modic, M., Crijns, F.R.L., Keinänen-Toivola, M.M., Meinke, R., Keevil, C.W., Gray, J., O’Connell, N.H. & Dunne CP (2018) Specialised cleaning associated with antimicrobial coatings for reduction of hospital acquired infection. Opinion of the COST Action Network AMiCI (CA15114). Journal of Hospital Infections 99(3):250-255.

Inkinen, J., Jayaprakash, B., Ahonen, M., Pitkänen, T., Mäkinen, R., Pursiainen, A., Santo Domingo, J.W., Salonen, H., Elk, M. & Keinänen‐Toivola, M.M. (2018). Bacterial community changes in copper and PEX drinking water pipeline biofilms under extra disinfection and magnetic water treatment. Journal of Applied Microbiology. Vol. 124 (2), pp 611-624.

Ahonen, M., Kahru, A., Ivask, A., Kasemets, K., Kõljalg, S., Mantecca, P., Vinković Vrček, I., Keinänen-Toivola, M.M. & Crijns F (2017). Proactive approach for safe use of antimicrobial coatings in healthcare settings: opinion of the COST Action network AMiCI. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 14(4).

Dunne, C.P., Keinänen-Toivola, M.M., Kahru, A., Teunissen, B., Olmez, H., Gouveia, I., Melo, L., Murzyn, K., Modic, M., Ahonen, M., Askew, P., Papadopoulos, T., Adlhart, C. & Crijns, F.R.L. (2017). Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations to Prevent Infectious Diseases (AMiCI): COST Action CA15114. Bioengineered. DOI: 10.1080/21655979.2017.1323593

Inkinen, J., Mäkinen, R., Keinänen-Toivola, M.M., Nordström, K. & Ahonen, M. (2016). Copper as an antibacterial material in different facilities. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 64(1): 19-26.

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Performance Assessment; Lab-Field-Benchmark
Validate the idea through testing in (semi)natural enviroment
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