Biomaterials for Infection Resistant Devices

2018-01-25T01:25:08Z (GMT) by YUE SHI
Biofilm formation on medical devices become a significant clinical problem due to the loss of efficacy of antibiotic based conventional therapies. Herein, this dissertation reports new developments in biomaterials for infection resistant devices including antimicrobial wound dressing materials and thin film coatings. The antimicrobial wound dressing materials achieved controlled delivery of antibiotics and thin film coatings provide a translatable technique for medical devices surfaces to either prevent or interfere biofilm formations.