Killing Even Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: A New Infection-Fighting Wound Spray

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed antibiotic resistance as a top ten global health threat, making it imperative to find new ways to combat resistant bacteria and decrease the reliance on antibiotics. In response to this pressing issue, researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have developed a new spray that has the ability to kill even antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This innovative solution can be used for wound care and directly on medical devices such as implants.

“Our innovation can have a dual impact in the fight against antibiotic resistance. The material has been shown to be effective against many different types of bacteria, including those that are resistant to antibiotics, such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), while also having the potential to prevent infections and thus reduce the need for antibiotics,” says Martin Andersson, head of research for the study and professor at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Chalmers.

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