Russian inventors have patented a new material for antimicrobial surface treatment.
Authors: Julia Tertyshnaya, Ksenia Zhdanova, Maxim Zakharov, Natalya Bragina
Patent holder: Institute of Biochemical Physics named after N.M. Emanuel of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBHF RAS)http://biochemphysics.ru/
According to scientific research, from 65% to 80% of infections enter our body through biofilms - colonies of microorganisms that enclose any surfaces. Such indicators mean high risks for a person who touches hundreds of mechanisms and devices every day: from handrails in public transport to buttons of a bank terminal, from trading equipment to packages.
Russian researchers have patented a new bactericidal polymer composite material based on polylactide, which can be called a real "antimicrobial agent." The proposed material exhibits a higher level of antibacterial effectiveness in comparison with previously known materials with a lower quantitative content of the antimicrobial agent, and is also characterized by higher elasticity and degree of biodegradability - the ability to destroy pathogenic biofilms.
Российские изобретатели запатентовали новый материал для противомикробной обработки поверхностей.
Авторы: Юлия Тертышная, Ксения Жданова, Максим Захаров, Наталья Брагина( Collapse )