Self-disinfecting device keeps hospital doors germ-free

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While hand sanitisers have become commonplace in hospitals to ensure germs are not spread, what if there wasn’t a need to wash your hands at every moment at all? Scientists from a spin-off company at the University of Leeds have created a self-disinfecting material off the back of seven years of research. Testing of the material has shown it can reduce bacteria rates by up to 90 percent. The material, coined Surfaceskins, was formulated after research found that hospital doors are recognised as a key weak link in hygiene because of the number of times people touch them. Surfaceskins antibacterial…

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