Coatings, Volume 10, Issue 2 (February 2020) – 106 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): Biomedical devices have become essential in health care. However, the bacterial contamination that can develop in implanted devices can have severe consequences. Commonly, these infections are treated with antibiotics, but biofilm formation on implant surfaces can reduce the effectiveness of these antibiotics. In this context, antibacterial coatings are considered an excellent strategy for avoiding biofilm formation and, therefore, mitigating the resulting complications. Several main strategies are available for the development and successful fabrication of antibacterial coatings, such as steric, electrostatic, contact killing, and biocide release effects. View this paper.
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