- 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.
- Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/
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