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Meital Reches, 2005 scholarship recipient, lead team that developed a spray to stop organisms from sticking to medical surfaces, boat hulls too

"The agent generates a teflon-like, antifouling coating that prevents the adsorption of organisms to substrates. This coating can potentially prevent the adsorption of bacteria to medical devices and consequently reduces the number of hospital-acquired infections," Reches says.

"It is also highly relevant for the marine industry as it reduces the adsorption of marine organisms (such as barnacles and zebra mussels) to marine devices and therefore decreases biocorrosion and fuel consumption," she says.

Read the Haaretz article, June 20, 2013