Scientific Publications


Merkes JM, Mukherjee T, Chiera S, Laukkanen OV, Bruenke J, Brust T, Tessarolo F, Kiessling F, Rueping M, Banala S. Antimicrobial Personal Protection Clothing: Development of Visible Light Activated Antimicrobial Coatings for Nonwoven Polypropylene Fibers. Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2023 (Link)


Bruenke J, Riemann T, Kessler P, Kachel N. Epidural infections, bacteriostatic drug effects and technical strategies for prevention. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2022 Feb;47(2):128-130 (Link)


Bruenke J. The Effect of Sunbathing our Skin Microbiome. Eurocosmetics. 2020, 10:16-18


Bruenke J. Testing the effect of cosmetic products on the human skin microbiome. Eurocosmetics. 2020, 3:14-17


Bargon R, Bruenke J, Carli A, Fabritius M, Goel R, Goswami K, Graf P, Groff H, Grupp T, Malchau H, Mohaddes M, Novaes de Santana C, Phillips KS, Rohde H, Rolfson O, Rondon A, Schaer T, Sculco P, Svensson K. General Assembly, Research Caveats: Proceedings of International Consensus on Orthopedic Infections. J Arthroplasty. 2019 Feb;34(2S):245-253 (Link)


Bruenke J. Closed infusion systems prevent microbial contamination. Pharmacy practice. 2016, 84:27-29 (Link)


Bruenke J, Roschke I, Agarwal S, Riemann T, Greiner A. (2016) Quantitative Comparison of the Antimicrobial Efficiency of Leaching versus Nonleaching Polymer Materials. Macromol Biosci. 2016 May;16(5):647-54 (Link)

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Bruenke J, Evaluation of the chemical tightness of CSTDs. Pharmacy practice. 2015, 79:25-37 (Link)


Bruenke, J., Aldinger, U., Bechert, T., Steinruecke, P. (2006) Quality assurance for antimicrobial devices. 2006 Med Device Technol, 17, 16-18 (Link)

Poster Presentation


International Consensus Meeting (ICM)
What methods can the FDA and other regulatory bodies use to evaluate the efficacy of novel anti-infective technologies?” (Link)


The European Society of Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Therapy
37th Annual ESRA Congress: “Bacterial Tightness and Duration Time of 0.2 μm Epidural-Flat-Filters

(Selected for oral presentation as one of the most innovative research projects) (Link)



Sociéte Suisse des Chimistes-Cosméticiens (Swiss SCC)
40. Winterseminar: Menschen – Kosmetik – Wissenschaft
Kosmetik: Der Balanceakt zwischen Natur und Wissenschaft
Unser Hautmikrobiom – ein dynamisches System unter Einfluss von Kosmetik- und Hygieneprodukten


The Microbiological World behind Body Odour


Role of closed system in infection prevention in critical care settings


Bundesverband der Industrie- und Handelsunternehmen für Arzneimittel, Reformwaren, Nahrungsergänzungsmittel und kosmetische Mittel e. V. (BDIH)
49. BDIH Tagung
Hautmikrobiom und Testmöglichkeiten


ICADA (international cosmetic and device association eV) Expert-Seminar Microbiome-Cosmetics:
Messungen des Mikrobioms und kosmetische Wirksamkeitsnachweise


18th Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC) – Key Note Speaker:
Who is smuggling arms in to your hospital? – The effectiveness of design related to hygiene control – a quantified analysis of bedside mounting solutions

Workshops for Companies

On request, MTC also offers internal workshops on microbiological issues on a wide variety of topics, e.g.:

Cosmetic prebiotics and biological testing

Skin microbiome and the effect of cosmetics

Microbiological quality assurance

Plant pathogens in fruit and vegetable cultivation

Microbial contamination in hygiene-sensitive areas

Microbiological challenge of medical devices during use

and many more…