Sumary of New insights highlight importance of antiviral materials in infection control:
- © iStock/Kolomiiets Iryna A new review has been developed to enhance understanding and inform decisions on the use of antiviral materials and coatings to support infection control..
- The researchers, from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC), particularly focused on the role that material science can play in infection control..
- The findings also provide an overview of the current practices and applications of antiviral materials and coatings in consumer products, personal protective equipment (PPE), healthcare, and public settings..
- The solution often requires a multiple-barrier protection, and, next to high hygiene standards and vaccination programmes, a number of control measures including adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) or antiviral surfaces in public facilities….