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Research Article

Improving Antibiotic Activity against Wound Pathogens with Manuka Honey In Vitro

  • Rowena Jenkins mail,

    rojenkins@cardiffmet.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Centre for Biomedical Sciences, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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  • Rose Cooper

    Affiliation: Centre for Biomedical Sciences, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045600

About the Authors

Rowena Jenkins, Rose Cooper
Centre for Biomedical Sciences, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: rojenkins@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Competing Interests

RC: has received grants from the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, the Society for General Microbiology, the European Wound Management Association, the University of Waikato (in collaboration with the National Honey Board), the Waterloo Foundation, the UWIC Foundation and the Sir Halley Stewart Trust. Sponsorship to attend scientific meetings has been received from Capilano, Derma Sciences Inc. and Molnlycke; consultancy has been undertaken for Aspen Medical, Brightwake Ltd, Comvita UK, Derma Sciences Inc., Medlock Medical, Medihoney and North American Center for Continuing Medical Education. Remuneration for presentations has been received from the Tissue Viability Society, American Professional Wound Care Association, Derma Sciences Inc., Comvita UK, World Union of Wound Healing Societies and numerous beekeeping organizations. RJ: none to declare. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RJ RC. Performed the experiments: RJ. Analyzed the data: RJ RC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RJ RC. Wrote the paper: RJ RC.