In this six-month hospital study, acrylic film with Sharklet micro-pattern was adhesively mounted onto wall panels and mounted in six locations in the hospital. Each location also contained smooth control surfaces in an attempt to compare bacterial adhesion between the surfaces. The Sharklet-patterned wall surfaces exhibited over 90% less microbial contamination than the un-modified wall. Additional experiments involving artificial contamination of surfaces also showed the same trends.
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