Oct 6, 2017

A novel textile material that keeps itself germ-free

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, materials

Scientists have developed a novel weapon in the battle against deadly hospital-acquired infections — a textile that disinfects itself.

And independent tests show it can reduce bacteria levels by more than 90 per cent.

By incorporating the specially-engineered textile in a device designed to be used on hospital doors instead of the traditional aluminium door plate, that part of the door that people push to open it — they aim to bolster hygiene.

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