Scientists develop superbug-resistant, self-cleaning plastic wrap

A new plastic wrap developed by researchers at McMaster University repels everything that comes into contact with it -- including viruses and bacteria.

(CNN)Researchers have developed a self-cleaning plastic wrap that repels bacteria -- and could be used to prevent the transfer of antibiotic resistant superbugs, and other forms of dangerous bacteria.

A team of scientists from Canada's McMaster University used a combination of nano-scale surface engineering and chemistry to develop a plastic surface -- a treated form of transparent wrap -- which repels all kinds of bacteria.