Never has humanity given so much thought to the handles, the buttons, and the benchtops that surround us.
The realities of life under the pandemic mean that every encounter with a surface becomes an interaction laden with dread.
Not a bad time, then, to be harnessing the power of silver nano-particles to design anti-microbial- and potentially anti-viral- coatings that can be applied to surfaces in our hospitals, factories and across our daily lives.
Eldon Tate is the founder and CEO of Inhibit Coatings and a finalist for the Norman Barry Foundation Breakthrough Innovator award in the eighth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.
September 19, 2020