Bacterial adhesion on biomedical surfaces covered by micrometric silver Islands.

A set of Cu-Mn-O and Ag-Cu-Mn-O films were sputter-deposited onto polished Ti-6Al-4V coupons and the microbiological adherence of Staphylococcus sp. was studied in these biomedical surfaces modified by using advanced ternary and quaternary oxides, these latter incorporated micrometric silver islands. Silver is known to have a natural biocidal character and… CONTINUE READING