BRYAN BERGER IS BUILDING A NEW LINE OF DEFENSE.
Infections caused by drug-resistant “superbug” bacteria have become an increasingly menacing reality. These “superbugs” are often transferred to vulnerable patients through contaminated hospital equipment such as ventilators and respirators. Bryan Berger, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, is collaborating with the Lehigh Valley Hospital Network and local industry to develop a practical solution. By engineering proteins and designing systems that prevent bacteria from colonizing hospital equipment in the first place, these infections can be prevented—and an epidemic stopped before it can get started.
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