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Iran, Malaysia Develop Nano Coating

Iran, Malaysia Develop Nano Coating
Iran, Malaysia Develop Nano Coating

Iranian and Malaysian researchers have designed a nano-based antibacterial coating to be used in isolated areas.

Researchers from Iran and Malaysia have designed a nanostructure based on carbon nanotubes with antibacterial properties to be used in public places, especially hospitals and clinics.

This material can also be used in blood purification filters. The carbon materials solve the problem of blood poisoning caused by hemodialysis, INIC reports.

Hemodialysis is a process in which blood is purified for kidney patients. The device stops working gradually due to the accumulation of bacteria and microbes in the filters and membranes.

Numerous studies have been carried out to use antibacterial materials, including polymeric compounds and carbon nanostructures, in this process.

The primary objective of the research was to introduce an antibacterial compound to produce appropriate coatings for isolated areas such as hospitals. However, a potential compound was also suggested to produce blood purification nano-filters taking into consideration blood toxicity due to the use of filters containing metal particles.

Polymers produced in this research were first introduced as antibacterial agents. However, since the polymers had effective antibacterial effects against various types of resistant hospital bacteria, they were used in the production of antibacterial coatings and medical equipment.

Results of the research have been published in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, vol. 103, 2015, pp. 2,959-65. The result of the research has also been registered under Patent No. 74061 entitled "Antibacterial Polyvinyl Chloride Composite" in Iran Patent Office.