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Engineering polymers fight infections in surgical clothing

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 | Permalink

One weapon in the fight against infections in hospitals is increasing use of high-end engineering plastics in surgical gowns. One of the interesting exhibits at MD&M West held in Anaheim, CA earlier this month was a life-sized anatomical human model wearing a medical gown made of fabrics supplied by SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business and developed at the company’s Polymer Processing Development Center in Pittsfield, MA. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  SABIC medical plastics GORE read more

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Engineering polymers fight infections in surgical clothing

Silver nanoparticles in hydrogels emerge as new antimicrobials

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 | Permalink

  An Indian research group says it has developed a promising new antimicrobial additive based on silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). The first commercial application may be polymer-silver nanocomposite films for wound dressing applications. “AgNPs combined with polymeric hydrogels offer a new class of materials that combine the antimicrobial properties of AgNPs with the human-tissue-like performance of hydrogels,” said lead author Sunil Bajpai, a polymer science PhD at the Government Model Science College in Jabalpur, India. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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