Use of Silver in Nanotechnology

New York Times LogoThe use of silver as an anti-infective agent is escalating with new technology that embeds miniscule particles in a variety of products. “Old Curative Gets New Life at Tiny Scale” published in The New York Times on December 12, 2005, says:

Now, with more and more bacteria developing resistance to antibiotic drugs, some researchers and health care entrepreneurs have returned to silver for another look. This time around, they are armed with nanotechnology, a fast-developing collection of products and skills that helps researchers deploy silver compounds in ways that maximize the availability of silver ions — the element’s most potent form.

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