Crustacean compound seen as weapon against infections

09/12/2006 | HealthDay News

Chitosan, an antimicrobial compound found in crustacean shells, could be used to coat common medical devices in an effort to fight hospital infections, researchers say. The material appears to protect against the build-up of bacteria and yeast colonies called biofilms, which come from a variety of sources and usually are highly resistant to standard anti-bacterial treatments.

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