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A team of researchers led by at Kevin P.C. Minbiole, PhD – Associate Professor of Chemistry at Villanova University is developing disinfectant chemical compounds to kill superbugs, drug resistant bacteria to reduce HACs (hospital-acquired infections). The new compounds have distinctive application, shape and function. Traditional disinfectant molecules are shaped like arrows; the experimental molecules developed at Villanova resemble tridents. The result is a more potent structure which offers the promise of achieving the same or better ability to kill harmful bacteria, but with less active ingredient. That’s not only good for manufacturers, but great for the environment as well. NovaLyse Bio Solutions has been launched to move this technology into market.

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