Vogler was set up in 1990 and is based in Luedenscheid
The Kunststoff-Institut Luedenscheid
has been researching antibacterial coatings on plastic surfaces since September 2008 as a part of a joint company project.
Jan Galle, director of the Luedenscheid
clinic in western Germany, warned that the disease could also be transmitted from person to person.
But Sedar Dedeoglu, of Luedenscheid
, now faces a threat to his life if he's forced to return to Turkey, and is seeking help from German authorities.
There will be no work permit problems because although he is a Turkish international, he was born in the German town of Luedenscheid
and holds a European Union passport.