By Dordick and Ravi Kane.

The study, by Dordick and Ravi Kane, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer, along with collaboration from Dennis W. Metzger at Albany Medical College and Ravi Pangule, a chemical engineering student at the LED project has the July issue the July issue of the journal ACS Nano, published by the American Chemical Society.

In tests 100 % of MRSA in solution were within 20 minutes of contact with a surface with latex paint laced with the coating painted killed.The new coating marries carbon nanotubes with lysostaphin, a naturally occurring enzyme, strains of staph bacteria used to protect against Staphylococcus aureus, including MRSA. The resulting nanotube-enzyme ‘conjugate’to any number of surfaces can be mixed – in tests was mixed with ordinary latex paint. Continue reading “By Dordick and Ravi Kane.”