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Could Bacteria-Resistant ‘Biomaterials’ Halt the Spread of Superbugs?

Nottingham University is pioneering new research into bacteria-resistant biomaterials which could halt the spread of so-called superbugs.

The new suite of biomaterials – dubbed Bactigon – will prevent microbes from attaching to any metals, plastics or surfaces that come into contact with the human body. Crucially, this could be anything from a urinary catheter to a contact lens.

Speaking to the Telegraph earlier in the month, Morgan Alexander, Professor of Biomedical Surfaces at Nottingham University, suggested that Bactigon could be instrumental in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR), adding:

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