Limerick academics develop anti-MRSA textiles

Textiles that kill the hospital superbug MRSA have been developed by scientists at The University of Limerick.

Textiles that kill the hospital superbug MRSA have been developed by scientists at The University of Limerick.

The nanomaterials are created for use in hospital drapes and bed linens to fight against killer infections.

The MRSA bug is one of the major causes of hospital-acquired infections.

Every year, around three million people in the EU catch a healthcare-associated infection, resulting in around 50,000 deaths.

More in this section

Lunchtime News Wrap

A lunchtime summary of content highlights on the Irish Examiner website. Delivered at 1pm each day.

Sign up