University Researchers Develop Novel Anti-Bacterial Nanocoating
The new coating brings together CNTs with lysostaphin
Researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed a nanoscale coating that safely eliminates Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The nanocoating can be applied on surgical equipment, hospital walls, and other hard surfaces. Testing by the group shows that all the MRSA present in solution was killed within 20 minutes of contact when a surface is painted with a nanocoating-laced latex paint. The novel nanocoating is toxic only to MRSA and surfaces treated with the coating can be washed repeatedly without losing anti-bacterial effectiveness.
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