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Nanoparticle Gives Antimicrobial Ability to Fight Listeria Longer
December 7, 2010
A Purdue University research team developed a nanoparticle that can hold and release an antimicrobial agent as needed for extending the shelf life of foods susceptible to Listeria monocytogenes.
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