Fighting hospital acquired infections

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Nosocomial infections (hospital acquired infections) are one of the leading causes of patient mortality in healthcare environments. Numerous ideas and products are being developed to reduce the transmission of pathogens that are incidentally spread on touch surfaces by hospital staff and visitors between surface cleanings. The research group had an idea to use a hard ceramic coating that is also “self-cleaning”. This very interesting material – Titanium Dioxide is a well-known “self-cleaning” material because it absorbs UV-light, produces oxygen radicals and burns off dirt. Read more and consider voting>

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