- LONDON -- Researchers have
developed an extra strong disinfectant to kill superbugs, like E.coli,
salmonella and tuberculosis bacterium, which affects thousands of people
- Its developers, Chester-based Medipure Ltd, said that
the sodium chloride solution which is activated with an electrical charge
is better than previous "super disinfectants" because it does
not have any hazardous side-effects. It does not harm eyes or skin, and
could even be drunk safely.
- "The liquid could have many uses. We can see so
many applications for it, from medical to horticultural and even in animal
husbandry," Jim Daly, a chemist and chemical engineer who is leading
the research into the super-disinfectant was quoted as saying by BBC.
- "It is a very powerful disinfectant which is capable
of killing anthrax and it's very useful for sterilising surgical instruments.
And MRSA would be killed by this technology. This liquid will kill the
superbugs that cause such damage to hospitals," he added.
- The new disinfectant totally destroys the cell wall of
the micro-organism, it doesn't just gently affect the DNA.
- "With our system, hospitals will even be able to
wet the curtains around the beds - a major source of infection in our view
- without damaging them, killing the micro-organisms present," the
- The developers hope that the new product could be available
as early as April next year. (ANI)
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