This material uses energy from ambient light to kill hospital superbugs

In lab tests, the quantum dot polymer nearly eliminated two drug-resistant strains of bacteria

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STERILE SURFACES  A newly developed coating uses overhead light to trigger bacteria-killing molecules and could be used in hospitals to help stop the spread of some infections.

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