Nanofabrication of mechano-bactericidal surfaces

Linklater, D, Juodkazis, S and Ivanova, E 2017, 'Nanofabrication of mechano-bactericidal surfaces', Nanoscale, vol. 9, no. 43, pp. 16564-16585.


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Title Nanofabrication of mechano-bactericidal surfaces
Author(s) Linklater, D
Juodkazis, S
Ivanova, E
Year 2017
Journal name Nanoscale
Volume number 9
Issue number 43
Start page 16564
End page 16585
Total pages 22
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Abstract The search for alternatives to the standard methods of preventing bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on biotic and abiotic surfaces alike has led to the use of biomimetics to reinvent through nanofabrication methods, surfaces, whereby the nanostructured topography is directly responsible for bacterial inactivation through physico-mechanical means. Plant leaves, insect wings, and animal skin have been used to inspire the fabrication of synthetic high-aspect-ratio nanopillared surfaces, which can resist bacterial colonisation. The adaptation of bacteria to survive in the presence of antibiotics and their ability to form biofilms on conventional antibacterial surfaces has led to an increase in persistent infections caused by resistant strains of bacteria. This presents a worldwide health epidemic that can only be mitigated through the search for a new generation of biomaterials.
Subject Microbiology not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1039/c7nr05881k
Copyright notice This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2017
ISSN 2040-3364
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