Polycarbonate’s new mission: Killing drug-resistant bacteria
(Left) A diagram of the four-step killing mechanism of the polymer against drug-resistant superbugs.
(Step 1) Binding of the polymer to the bacteria
(Step 2) Polymer enters the bacterial cell membrane
(Step 3) Polymer penetrates the fluid that fills the cell
(Step 4) Polymer kills the bacterium.
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