Antibacterial surfaces: The quest for a new generation of biomaterials

Hasan, J, Crawford, R and Ivanova, E 2013, 'Antibacterial surfaces: The quest for a new generation of biomaterials', Trends in Biotechnology, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 295-304.


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Title Antibacterial surfaces: The quest for a new generation of biomaterials
Author(s) Hasan, J
Crawford, R
Ivanova, E
Year 2013
Journal name Trends in Biotechnology
Volume number 31
Issue number 5
Start page 295
End page 304
Total pages 10
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract In this review we attempt to clarify the notion of what is meant by the term antibacterial surfaces and categorise the approaches that are commonly used in the design of antibacterial surfaces. Application of surface coatings and the modification of the surface chemistry of substrata are generally considered to be a chemical approach to surface modification (as are surface polymerisation, functionalisation, and derivatisation), whereas, modification of the surface architecture of a substrate can be considered a physical approach. Here, the antifouling and bactericidal effects of antibacterial surfaces are briefly discussed. Finally, several recent efforts to design a new generation of antibacterial surfaces, which are based on mimicking the surface nanotopography of natural surfaces, are considered.
Subject Physical Chemistry not elsewhere classified
Microbiology not elsewhere classified
Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Antibacterial
Antibiofouling
Bactericidal
Nanotopography
Surface chemistry
Topography
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.tibtech.2013.01.017
Copyright notice © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN 0167-7799
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