Egg whites: A material of the future in med tech?

Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that bioplastics, especially components of egg whites, have many antibacterial properties when blended with additives like glycerol. This makes egg whites a candidate for medical device packaging and wound dressings, as well as use in catheters and drug delivery. "It was found that it had complete inhibition, as in no bacteria would grow on the plastic once applied," said researcher Alex Jones, "The bacteria wouldn't be able to live on it." More

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