19 Sep 2020

A silver bullet against bacteria? nanotech anti-microbial coatings

From Saturday Morning, 11:46 am on 19 September 2020

Never has humanity given so much thought to the handles, the buttons, and the benchtops that surround us.

The realities of life under the pandemic mean that every encounter with a surface becomes an interaction laden with dread.

Not a bad time, then, to be harnessing the power of silver nano-particles to design anti-microbial- and potentially anti-viral- coatings that can be applied to surfaces in our hospitals, factories and across our daily lives.

Eldon Tate is the founder and CEO of Inhibit Coatings and a finalist for the Norman Barry Foundation Breakthrough Innovator award in the eighth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.

Eldon Tate

Eldon Tate Photo: supplied