Novel Antiviral and Antibacterial Polyurethanes



Do you know how much time the average person spends indoors? A whopping 90%! If you’re spending that much time indoors, have you ever thought about the quality of the air you breathe? What about microbial contamination? This could be a huge problem in a hospital or medical setting. Well, researchers at the University of Colorado have been figuring out how to produce a novel polyurethane-based antimicrobial material to be placed on filters – it could kill the influenza virus and other pathogenic bacteria (think E. coli and S. aureus). The patent is pending, but it is available for licensing and Matthew Pink with the Univ. of Colorado would probably be pleased to speak with those who wish to know more.

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