A review of the clinical implications of anti-infective biomaterials and infection-resistant surfaces.

@article{Campoccia2013ARO,
  title={A review of the clinical implications of anti-infective biomaterials and infection-resistant surfaces.},
  author={Davide Campoccia and Lucio Montanaro and Carla Renata Arciola},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 33},
  pages={8018-29}
}
Infection is currently regarded as the most severe and devastating complication associated to the use of biomaterials. The important social, clinical and economic impacts of implant-related infections are promoting the efforts to obviate these severe diseases. In this context, the development of anti-infective biomaterials and of infection-resistant surfaces is being regarded as the main strategy to prevent the establishment of implant colonisation and biofilm formation by bacteria. In this… CONTINUE READING