Scientists Develop Bacteria-Killing Fabric

Scientists develop bacteria-killing fabric
  • Researchers in Australia develop antibacterial fabric capable of killing most infectious pathogens E.coli and Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Pathogens are found to die in 10 minutes of coming into contact of the fabric, study by RMIT university in Australia establishes.
  • Silver metal has anti-microbial and antibacterial properties and releases silver ions when it comes to contact with the body fluids.
  • New material called silver TCNQ releases these silver ions quite slowly so the antibacterial effect stays for long
  • Potential applications of this fabric include bandaids and wound dressings, surgical gowns and bed sheets as means to reduce hospital-acquired infections.
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Exams Perspective:

  1. What are Blood-borne diseases? Lethal pathogens
  2. Anti Bacterial Fabric
  3. E.Coli
  4. Ions