In environments ranging from hospitals to food preparation areas, it’s vitally important to keep surfaces as bacteria-free as possible. A new material could definitely help, as it’s claimed to repel even antibiotic-resistant “superbug” microbes.  Developed at Canada’s McMaster University, the substance takes the form of a transparent plastic film that’s reportedly flexible, durable and inexpensive to manufacture. The idea is that it could be shrink-wrapped onto frequently-touched items such as door handles, IV stands and railings – it could also be used in the packaging of food.

 

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