Biofilm Inhibition and Elimination Regulated by Cationic Conjugated Polymers.

@article{Zhang2017BiofilmIA,
  title={Biofilm Inhibition and Elimination Regulated by Cationic Conjugated Polymers.},
  author={Pengbo Zhang and Shengliang Li and Hui Chen and Xiaoyu Wang and Libing Liu and Fengting Lv and Shu Wang},
  journal={ACS applied materials & interfaces},
  year={2017},
  volume={9 20},
  pages={
          16933-16938
        }
}
In this work, we demonstrate that water-soluble conjugated polymers (PFP) have the ability to inhibit biofilm formation and eradicate mature established biofilm using reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced by PFP under white light irradiation. Upon addition of PFP to planktonic Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), electrostatic interactions bring cationic PFP… CONTINUE READING