Innovotech : Research : Publications

Recent Published Papers

  • Michael Harding; Patricia Nadworny; Brenton Buziak; Amin Omar; Greg Daniels; Jie Feng (2019). Improved Methods for Treatment of Phytopathogenic Biofilms: Metallic Compounds as Anti-Bacterial Coatings and Fungicide Tank-Mix Partners. Molecules, Volume 24, Issue 12, 2312. DOI: 10.3390/molecules24122312.
  • Amin Omar, J. Barry Wright, Gregory Schultz, Robert Burrell, Patricia Nadworny (2017). Microbial Biofilms and Chronic Wounds. Microorganisms 2017, 5(1), 9; doi:10.3390/microorganisms5010009.

  • Amin Omar, and Patricia Nadworny (2016). Review: Antimicrobial efficacy validation using in vitro and in vivo testing methods. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews.

  • Patricia Nadworny, Vanessa Incani, Amin Omar, Graeme Prosperi-Porta, (2015). Ag5IO6: Novel anti-biofilm activity of a silver compound with application to medical devices. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. Volume 45, Issue 6, Pages 586–593. DOI:

  • Mikel Gray, Amin Omar, Brenton Buziak (2014) Can a Stool Management System Prevent Environmental Spread of Clostridium Difficile: A Comparative Trial. American Journal of Infection Control. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2014 Sep-Oct;41(5):460-5. doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000055

  • A.E. Parker, D. K. Walker, D.M. Goeres, N. Allan, M.E. Olson, A. Omar (2014) Ruggedness and reproducibility of the MBEC biofilm disinfectant efficacy test. Journal of Microbiological Methods. Volume 102, July 2014, Pages 55–64.

  • ASTM E2799 – 17 Standard Test Method for Testing Disinfectant Efficacy against Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm using the MBEC Assay.


Nature Protocols Paper (on the MBEC assay)

Antibiotic, Antimicrobial and Biocide Resistance


MBEC Assay® Protocols