Prosthetic Devices with Functionalized Anti-biofilm Surface Based NanoAg@C18

Author(s): Dan Eduard Mihaiescu, Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Ecaterina Andronescu, Georgeta Voicu, Anton Ficai, Otilia Ruxandra Vasile, Coralia Bleotu, Crina Saviuc

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 17 , Issue 2 , 2013

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Nano-sized silver powders coated with sodium oleate (NanoAg@C18) was prepared by a simple wet chemical route and characterized by FT-IR, DTA-TG, TEM, SAED and EDS. The main objective of this research was to successfully employ the NanoAg@C18 for the inhibition of bacterial and fungal biofilms in vitro development on catheter sections with a film-coated surface. The lower value of the relative microbial biomass formed on the surface of the modified prosthetic devices demonstrates the anti-biofilm efficiency of the NanoAg@C18 coating and the potential use of this nanosytem for obtaining improved medical devices.

Keywords: Silver nanoparticle, Antibiofilm, Modified prosthetic devices, Surface modification

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Year: 2013
Published on: 20 February, 2013
Page: [105 - 112]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1385272811317020005
Price: $65

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