Special Issue "Antibacterial Strategies in Biomaterials: Current Progress and Challenges"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022 | Viewed by 3689
As bacteria adapt quickly, current antibiotics become ineffective, leading the era of antibiotics to a close end. Patients in critical care units and those with indwelling devices are the most prone to severe infections, caused by drug resistant and biofilm related pathogens, which cause more than 70% of the deaths in these patients. Curently, clinicians and researchers seek for efficient alternatives to obtain vaccines and advanced antimicrobials, such as those with natural origin, or innovative synthetic antibiotics able to reduce the selection of resistant bugs, while avoiding harmful effects both against the host and environment. Nanostructured materials, used at plain particles or functionalized with natural compounds or synthetic antibiotics proved their potential of being efficient against most clinically relevant microorganisms, including resistant bacteria (superbugs) and biofilm-embedded microbes. The purpose of this special issue is to publish an updated collection of original research papers and reviews aiming to reveal the lates progress on the field of antimicrobial nanoparticles and coatings, as a promising solution for infections produced by multidrug resistant bacteria and biofilms.
Dr. Alina-Maria Holban
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- antimicrobial nanoparticles
- biofilm modulation
- surfaces and coatings to control bacterial attachment
- molecules and nanodrugs
- drug delivery
- multifunctional materials
- infection control
- vaccines for drug resistant bacteria