New device coating may help fight infections

In recent years, drug-resistant bacteria such as the infamous MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) have become a serious issue for many hospitals, causing some public health officials to issue ominous warnings about untreatable hospital-acquired infections. A new nanotechnology-based coating developed by AcryMed appears to protect medical devices from MRSA. This week the FDA approved the marketing of a catheter using the coating. AcryMed it says it also plans to license it to other medical device manufacturers and healthcare companies.

- see this article from the Portland Business Journal