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1. (WO2017019248) ANTIMICROBIAL SOLUTION AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/019248    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/040294
Publication Date: Fri Feb 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 01 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61K 33/38
A61K 47/36
A61P 31/02
A61K 8/19
A61K 8/73
A61Q 90/00
A61L 2/16
Applicants: WINGFIELD, William
Inventors: WINGFIELD, William
Title: ANTIMICROBIAL SOLUTION AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME
Abstract:
A chitosan solution is formed from chitin, which is a homopolymer of beta (1-4)- linked N- acetyl-D-glucosamine. Rinsed, dried and ground chitin undergoes a process of deacetylation to convert some N -acetyl glucosamine to glucosamine, a primary component of chitosan. The chitosan solution is prepared by mixing 5chitosan with a alpha-hydroxy acid such as glycolic acid. An aqueous chelated silver solution is prepared by mixing silver oxide with a carboxylic acid such as citric acid. The chitosan solution can then be mixed with the silver solution resulting in a cationic complex. The cationic complex of the present invention may then be electrostatically bonded with generally negatively charged surfaces. In use, citrate promotes uptake of the silver by microbes. The antimicrobial complex can be applied via several methods of application, including an impregnated wipe, a foam, a gel, a spray, a lotion and an ointment.