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Researchers Develop Hospital Textiles To Kill Mrsa Superbug

A European Research Team co-ordinated by leading Irish Research Institute, MSSI at the University of Limerick announced on 18 March 2011 the development of textiles which would kill the MRSA.

The research team has used nanomaterials on textiles used in hospital drapes, bed linens and upholstery. They have embedded both commercial and custom-made nanoparticles into textiles through a patent-pending process that is effective against MRSA and other superbugs. The patent pending process ensures the nanoparticles adhere tightly to the textile which is an essential feature in commercialisation as it minimises "free" or "loose" nanoparticles.

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