Antibiotic clothing, a new approach to fighting bacteria

Melissa Reynolds
Melissa Reynolds, Colorado State University

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Antibiotic treated fabric continues to survive experiments that expose all kinds of bacteria to it. Could this material be the solution to fighting an increase of new and stronger bacteria?

That’s what Melissa Reynolds is trying to figure out.

In a recent Newsweek article, Reynolds discusses the research that she and her team are performing at Colorado State University, developing new bacteria-resistant materials to fight infection.

Through a collaboration with a major medical-supply company, Reynolds proved this process is cost-effective. Her research will continue with making other hospital materials bacteria-free.

Reynolds serves as associate dean for research in the College of Natural Sciences. She is an associate professor for the Department of Chemistry and School of Biomedical Engineering.

For more about how Reynolds and others across America are approaching the bacteria crisis, read the article on Newsweek at