Testing Anti-Biofilm Polymeric Surfaces: Where to Start?

Catto, Cristina; Cappitelli, Francesca ✉

Angol nyelvű Tudományos Összefoglaló cikk (Folyóiratcikk)
Megjelent: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES 1661-6596 1422-0067 20 (15) Paper: 3794 , 60 p. 2019
  • SJR Scopus - Catalysis: Q1
    Present day awareness of biofilm colonization on polymeric surfaces has prompted the scientific community to develop an ever-increasing number of new materials with anti-biofilm features. However, compared to the large amount of work put into discovering potent biofilm inhibitors, only a small number of papers deal with their validation, a critical step in the translation of research into practical applications. This is due to the lack of standardized testing methods and/or of well-controlled in vivo studies that show biofilm prevention on polymeric surfaces; furthermore, there has been little correlation with the reduced incidence of material deterioration. Here an overview of the most common methods for studying biofilms and for testing the anti-biofilm properties of new surfaces is provided.
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    2020-08-07 21:08