Special Issue "Antibacterial Biomaterials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2022 | Viewed by 1029
Microbial infections on biomaterials or implanted devices can lead to severe postoperative complications, and are therefore a prominent concern in the healthcare industry. For example, biofilm formation can strongly compromise the wound-healing process, device integration, and lead to the emergence of antibiotic resistance. Recent advances have been made to implement antimicrobial properties in the design of biomaterials in order to overcome these infection-related complications. Various techniques have been developed to modify the surface chemistry or topography, or to associate antimicrobial components such as metallic ions, natural extracts, or peptides that can be released over time and confer long-term antimicrobial properties. The goal of this Special Issue is to compile recent advances in antimicrobial biomaterial design and give a focused overview on new and trending research in the field.
Dr. Laurent Pieuchot
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- antimicrobial agents
- silver ion
- metal-exchanged zeolite
- polymer engineering
- polymer synthesis
- surface functionalization
- antimicrobial peptide
- antimicrobial agents immobilization
- bactericidal additives
- antimicrobial agents diffusion
- new drug delivery systems
- infection control