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Sick? This antimicrobial coating for ceramic, glass, and more is on track for commercial microbe killing

By April Gocha / February 23, 2018

The materials science center at Trinity College Dublin, called AMBER, recently teamed up with tech company Kastus to develop an antimicrobial coating that can be applied to ceramic tiles, glass doors, smartphone screens, door handles, and much more.

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Killer silicon nitride: Bioceramic slaughters bacteria, could now help fight gum disease

By April Gocha / May 9, 2016

According to the American Chemical Society, silicon nitride’s super antibacterial abilities may soon bring the material into your mouth to build better dental implants and help fight gum disease.

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Power of materials: These door handles use titanium dioxide to stop the spread of germs

By April Gocha / August 5, 2015

Two new inventions are using the power of materials to help prevent spread of germs across some of the most frequently touched surfaces we encounter every day—door handles.

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