Coming soon, bacteria-free smartphones!

Jan 07, 2014, 14:00 IST | ANI

Corning has reportedly announced its much-awaited Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass that would inhibit the growth of algae, mold, mildew, fungi and bacteria on smartphone screens.

The company announced the glass at the CES event and said that the EPA-registered antimicrobial cover glass constitutes ionic silver into its structure at ''precise levels'' to curb the bacterial growth due to everyday wear and tear.

According to The Verge, Corning said that the glass''s antimicrobial properties would remain effective for the lifetime of a device.

The new glass is currently being tested by a number of manufacturers, and could be integrated into smartphones, tablets, and other touch-enabled devices soon.

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