IHS Chemical Week

People & Business :: Green Issues

MRSA-Resistant Paint Developed

7:00 AM MDT | August 17, 2010 | Laura Templer

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI: Troy, NY) have created an antibacterial paint for surfaces that are exposed to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA). This paint is an advance on previous attempts because it cannot be washed off and there is no resistance. The technology works using an enzyme, lysostaphin, which is embedded into the paint polymer using carbon nanotubes to create a “nanotube-enzyme conjugate”. After testing, there was no evidence of chemicals leaching out and the enzyme is exceptionally selective for...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.

Username:
Password:

Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Risk Free Trial

Email Address

First Name

Last Name

Click here to register and get your RISK-FREE access to chemweek.com

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If at any time you are not completely satisfied with IHS Chemical Week, simply notify us and we'll refund the balance of your paid subscription - no problem.


Not an IHS Chemical Week member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine in print or digital format
  • Critical daily news and analysis from the entire global chemical enterprise on chemweek.com
  • Mobile edition of Chemical Week
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional focus
  • Global outlook issue

 

 

 













 
contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa