Coated antimicrobial fabric for hospital curtains

Fasern tuerkisResearchers at Empa in Switzerland, together with chemical company BASF, the Spiez Laboratory and the Technical University of Berlin, have developed coated fabrics that inhibit or kill pathogens, which could be used as antimicrobial curtains in hospitals.

The coating process is used to treat fabrics in such a way that bacterial and viral pathogens are killed or their growth inhibited. As a result, chains of infection could be interrupted in which multi-resistant bacteria or viral pathogens, for example, settle on hospital curtains and can then be spread by people, explained Peter Wick from Empa’s Particles-Biology Interactions laboratory in St Gallen.

For the full story, see the January 2024 edition of Medical Textiles.


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