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October 3rd, 2008

Nanotechnology deployed in textiles to fight global MRSA bug

Abstract:
A novel approach of deploying nanotechnology in textiles to reduce MRSA infection rates in hospitals has resulted in an Irish university team winning funding of Ä5m to carry out the necessary R&D.

The University of Limerick (UL) team has partnered with nine other European agencies, as well as National University of Ireland Galway and Irish companies BeoCare and Cook Medical.

"The spread of drug-resistant germs such as MRSA is a major public health concern", Dr Tofail Syed, project co-ordinator explained.

"A significant element of the MRSA problem arises from the use of conventional textiles such as hospital gowns, curtains, beddings and pillow covers. As a result, hospital sterility has been a major concern in countries such as Ireland, Germany and Belgium. We intend to develop nanotechnology-derived textiles that will help hospitals in their fight against MRSA."

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