Pre-treatment of bandages may improve the antibacterial properties of nanoparticles

January 11th, 2017 / By: / Category: Industry News, News

Pre-treating the fabric surface of the bandages used to treat burns with enzymes and polyethylene glycol or cellulase may promote the adhesion of antibacterial nanoparticles and improve their bacteria-repelling ability. Nanoparticles can be used to introduce antimicrobial properties into the textiles used in dressings. Further studies into the combination of bactericidal polymers with bacteria-killing metal-oxide nanoparticles in cotton fabrics will continue.