New anti-bacterial polymer coating eyed for medical devices
Resistant polymers are considered a potential biomedical breakthrough that can be used to create ecology for surgical and hospital equipment and reduce the risk of infection.
Researchers at the University of Nottingham tested new polymers on the surface of some medical devices and found that they effectively repelled bacteria.
The formation of sticky \"biofilm\" may result when microorganisms gather into dense communities, but the United Kingdom and the United StatesS.
Scientists have found that this new material prevents the reproduction of bacteria.
Compared with commercial silver coatings, the increase exceeded 96.
According to a 2002 study in the United StatesS.
According to the National institute of Health, sticky biofilm accounts for more than 80 of microbial infections in the human body.
With the help of the countryof-the-
Art equipment provided by MIT (MIT)
Researchers were able to screen thousands of materials at the same time to identify new materials with suitable bacteria
Morgan Alexander of the University of Nottingham School of Pharmacy praised the MIT team for developing the technology, allowing researchers to narrow the search for new polymers.
\"Based on the current understanding of bacteria, it is impossible for us to find these materials --
He said in a press release.
\"The technology developed with the help of MIT means that hundreds of materials can be screened at the same time to reveal new structures --
\"The Wellcome Trust science grant program in the UK
Coat the frying pan.
\"Just as material science has given us
Great pot, so we look forward
Ted Biano, director of technology transfer at the charity, said: \"This is a stick\' medical device that gives the UK Team 1. 3-million (Cdn $2 million)
Funding their research.
Medical devices are often given a toxic coating to kill bacteria, Alexander noted, adding that materials such as silicone rubber are not biomedical materials.
The results are published in the latest issue of the academic journal Natural biotechnology.