Anti-Cling Film

A bacteria-resistant film can repel even the stickiest of superbugs in sterile environments like hospitals and food-prep areas.

McMaster University developed the transparent film that’s cheap to manufacture and can be shrink-wrapped onto surfaces like door handles or used in food packaging.

Inspired by the lotus leaf’s microscopic water-repelling wrinkles, the durable material thwarts even antibiotic-resistant MRSA. McMaster is now seeking industry partners to commercialize the film. 

“As the world confronts the crisis of anti-microbial resistance, we hope it will become an important part of the anti-bacterial toolbox,” says study co-lead Tohid Didar. 

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