Nanoparticles key to food handling tech that kills pathogens

04/3/2013 | (France)

Researchers have developed food-safe silica nanoparticles with cell lytic enzymes used to kill listeria bacteria, which they say could replace antibiotics and chemicals. In the method developed by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, nanoparticles are coated with the enzymes, which kill listeria on contact but do no harm to other bacteria.

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