The silver bullet for bugs

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Bugs, beware. A new antibacterial fabric that kills off deadly pathogens could be a new line of defence against nasty infections in our hospitals.

For the past year we’ve been working with scientists from RMIT University to develop the fabric that has been shown to destroy both E.coli and Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as Golden Staph, within just 10 minutes of contact.

These bugs can cause severe infections and even death if they enter the body through a cut in the skin. Hospital patients are more susceptible than the rest of the population because of their injuries and surgical wounds. In the case of Golden Staph, the National Health Performance Authority reported that more than 1700 public patients contracted golden staph infections in 2012-13. Up to 35 per cent of these proved fatal.

Bacterial cells of Staphylococcus aureus, popularly known as Golden Staph. Bacterial cells of Staphylococcus aureus, popularly known as Golden Staph.

The new fabric utilises the amazing antibacterial properties of silver. RMIT’s…

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