European-Hospital: HAI present large economic burden for Ireland

HAIs, which include MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) and C.diff (Clostridium difficile) are some of the leading causes of death worldwide. In the European Union, it is estimated that 4.1 million people acquire HAIs every year, leading to approximately 37,000 deaths, 1 this compares with 25,000 people who acquire HAIs in Ireland annually.

Kastus antimicrobial nanotechnology is a key component in the development of active environments which prevent the spread of harmful bacteria.