Patent Number: 6,967,025

Title: Articles with spores exhibiting antagonistic properties against pathogens and/or spores forming micro-organisms

Abstract: The present invention relates to disposable absorbent articles like sanitary napkins and pantiliners, which comprise spore-forming micro-organisms and/or spores which have the ability to germinate into microorganisms which exhibit antagonistic properties against undesirable strains of microorganisms when the articles are in use. The invention provides storage-stable disposable absorbent articles which can be worn for long periods of time with reduced generation of undesirable odors and enhanced fluid (e.g., bodily fluid) control within the articles.

Inventors: Di Cintio; Achille (Pescara, IT), Pesce; Antonella (Pescara, IT), Carlucci; Giovanni (Chieti, IT), Talone; Donatella (Chieti, IT)

Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company

International Classification: A01N 25/34 (20060101); A61K 45/00 (20060101); A61K 9/70 (20060101); A01N 025/34 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018