Foss Manufacturing and HealthShield Technologies in the USA have joined forces in an attempt to develop a hi-tech fabric that is infused with an anti-bacterial agent during the manufacturing process.The alliance follows a recent study conducted by the University of Arizona which showed that approximately 10-20 per cent of fabrics coming out of washing machines were contaminated with the potentially deadly E-Coli, salmonella or Hepatitis A bacterias.The anti-bacterial agent can be blended into fabrics like cotton, wool, polyester, nylon and acrylic and is believed to withstand consistent washing. Foss Australia can be reached on (03) 9543 5533 and HealthShield Technologies has its website at