Copper-coated uniforms could curb infection transmission

Healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with these tiny copper nanoparticles

Scientists have created a "durable and washable, concrete-like" composite material made from antibacterial copper nanoparticles, according to an article on the Infection Control Today website.

The material was created by, scientists at the University of Manchester, working in collaboration with universities in China.

They have developed a way of binding the composite to wearable materials such as cotton and polyester — something that had been a stumbling block for scientists in the past.

Healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with these tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections in hospitals.

Read the article.


February 26, 2018

Topic Area: Infection Control

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