In the last years, there are more and more reports published in prestigious journals addressing the successful application of essential
oils for the eradication or prevention of microbial biofilms. Moreover, by combining the unique properties of nanoparticles with
the antimicrobial activity of the essential oils, functionalized surfaces with an improved resistance to microbial colonization and biofilm
development were obtained. These results may represent an interesting option for the medical field, opening new directions for the design
of modified surfaces with desired and controlled anti-biofilm properties.
Keywords: Microbial biofilms, Candida albicans, Quorum sensing, Magnetite, Nanobiosystems
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