A protective layer of graphite nanoplates on implants can prevent infections in patients. That is what scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have discovered. This discovery is of enormous medical importance. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), on average more than four million people in Europe contract an infection while receiving medical treatment. Most are bacterial infections caused by medical devices and implants in the body. Such as catheters, hip and knee replacements or dental implants. These implants often even have to be removed.
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