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Self-sterilizing polymer proves effective against drug-resistant pathogens

Credit: Materials Horizons (2019). DOI: 10.1039/C9MH00726A Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that an elastic polymer possesses broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties, allowing it to kill a range of viruses and drug-resistant bacteria in just minutes—including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). “We were exploring a different approach for creating antimicrobial materials when we observed some interesting […]