Surfaces & materials

Antimicrobial surfaces have the potential to be a formidable weapon in the fight against infection and especially antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by directly combatting infections and preventing their transfer. The University of Liverpool’s multimillion pound Open Innovation Hub for Antimicrobial Surfaces possesses highly interdisciplinary expertise and state-of-the-art techniques to design and fabricate advanced surfaces that will create a step-change in antimicrobial technologies.

The Hub exploits leading research from chemistry, physics, microbiology, materials science and engineering to create smart, responsive and biomimetic strategies that deliver innovation in infection control, while also reducing the threat of AMR. The Antimicrobial Hub has an excellent track record in translating research via collaborations with large multinational partners in the healthcare, coatings, medical devices and chemicals sectors, including Smith & Nephew, De Puy Synthes, Boots, Croda and Akzo Nobel.