SOURCE: Healthcare Global

Healthcare Global

February 21, 2012 13:20 ET

IBM and IBN Treating MRSA With Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine in February's Edition of Healthcare Global

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2012) - In April 2011 researchers from IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) announced that they had stumbled on "a nanomedicine breakthrough." They discovered a new type of polymer which was able to detect and destroy bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics and infectious diseases such as MRSA. It is now hoped the discovery will have the potential to revolutionise treatments for MRSA and other superbugs which are becoming increasingly common in hospitals and healthcare environments across the world.

If commercially manufactured, these biodegradable nanostructures could be injected directly into the body or applied topically to the skin, treating skin infections through consumer products like deodorant, soap and hand sanitizer, as well as being used to help heal wounds, tuberculosis and lung infections.

To get a more up-to-date picture of how the discovery and development of this innovative new technique is progressing, Healthcare Global caught up with Dr James Hedrick, an IBM research scientist, in its March issue.

To read this article in full, visit www.healthcareglobal.com or read the February issue Healthcare Global digital magazine.

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