06/07/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Researchers Develop Material To Minimize Effects Of Chemical, Biological Weapons

Pitt researchers have created a material that can neutralize some effects of chemical and biological weapons.

Researchers created the material out of polymers, or long strains of molecules, in a study published last month.

"This mesh could be developed into sponges, coatings or liquid sprays, and it could be used internally or as a wound dressing that is capable of killing bacteria, viruses and spores," Richard Koepsel said in a news release.

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