Medical device coated with new bacteria resistant materials approved for use by hospitals

A medical device coated with new bacteria resistant materials, discovered by a team at the University of Nottingham, has been approved for use by hospitals in the UK and Europe.

The specially coated urinary catheter has just been awarded a CE mark. Devices are about to be trialled in 6 hospitals across the­­ UK. The trial will help to determine whether promising laboratory results translate into significantly reduced infection rates and lower costs for patients needing a catheter.

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