Scientists at the University of Birmingham have created an antimicrobial coating for steel surfaces which has proven to rapidly kill bacteria that cause some of the most common hospital-acquired infections.
Developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham, patented by University of Birmingham Enterprise and to be commercialised by a new company called NitroPep, the coating – also called NitroPep – has been heralded as a new tool in the fight against the spread of infection.
Researchers working with the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine and Royal Navy conducted a trial in which NitroPep was coated on steel surfaces such as door handles, operating theatre equipment and part of a communal toilet on board a Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship. The surfaces coated in NitroPep and the control surfaces which were not coated were both subject to standard daily cleaning routines for an 11-month period whilst the ship was at sea.
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