NTU's nanoporous antimicrobial coating is being used in the manufacture of contact lenses
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) when in contact with coated contact lenses
Prof Mary Chan and PhD student Li Peng
Scientists at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have created a "magnetic-like" coating that traps and destroys 99 percent of the bacteria and fungi that it encounters. The antibacterial coating has been shown to be effective against superbugs like Staphylococcus aureus and is already being used in the manufacture of contact lenses. As well as finding numerous biomedical and household applications, the research could lead to new wound treatments and even be used to target bacterial infections inside the body without the use of conventional antibiotics.
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