Rigoberto “Gobet” Advincula, a polymer chemist from the University of Houston has developed two different materials that are both equally effective against E. coli. One of them is graphene based - which is proving to be an effective antimicrobial.

This is not the first time we hear that Graphene can be used against E. coli - back in 2010, researchers from Shanghai University has developed two water-based dispersible graphene derivatives (graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide) that can effectively inhibit the growth of E.coli and have minimal toxic effects on harming cells (cytotoxicity).