The latest battle in germ warfare

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A University of Georgia researcher has laid claim to developing an application that can make any material permanently germ-free. This breakthrough could dramatically reduce infection rates and illness rates in eldercare settings. That's because the product could be applied to products as diverse as bed linens, draperies, or anything made from metal or plastic. Jason Locklin, Ph.D., invented the treatment, which can be applied during the manufacturing process. Locklin said that his application does not wash out or require reapplications. He noted that the technology has been tested against several pathogens typically found in long-term care settings, including staph, strep, E. coli and pseudomonas.


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