The cost effective way to treat infections
A new anti-bacterial agent that can easily and effectively deal with various bacterial infections caused due to pneumonia, intestinal infections and infections in the brain has been developed by a scientist from Kerala, India.
Anu N Mohan, a native of the Thrissur district in Kerala and a material science researcher at Christ (Deemed to be University), has named this anti-bacterial agent that she discovered as Graphene-Tin-Oxide-Nano-Composite.
The Research was published in the International Journal of Nature Science and the next step of the research would be to develop medicines with this anti-bacterial agent. The basic compound in the anti-bacterial agent is Graphene which is obtained from burning wood and coconut shells. This compound is treated with tin to make it Graphene-Tin-Oxide and this product has been proved to have anti-bacterial properties, especially in effectively dealing with PsudomonoasAeruginosa, a major cause for gram-negative infections.
Studies prove that 250 grams of this anti-bacterial agent can completely remove almost 1 million of the aforementioned bacteria. Though compounds of Graphene have been used in the production of various anti-bacterial agents, all those compounds are expensive. The new compound being developed from coconut shells, wood and tin, it is very cost effective. Moreover, the compound has been proved effective in purification processes too.