Could plasma-based engineering provide a greener method to produce antimicrobial materials, such as contact-killing, antifouling and drug-release surfaces?
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Effective vancomycin concentrations can be delivered locally to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-infected sites of the skin with the use of miniaturised needles. This presents opportunities for targeted delivery of medication for focal skin diseases. Here, Georgios A Sotiriou and Liv Eidsmo of the Karolinska Institutet discuss some of them.
The portfolio will be offered to low- and lower-middle-income countries to help financially strained healthcare systems care for COVID-19 patients.
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