Formation and retention of staphylococcal biofilms on DLC and its hybrids compared to metals used as biomaterials.

@article{Myllymaa2013FormationAR,
  title={Formation and retention of staphylococcal biofilms on DLC and its hybrids compared to metals used as biomaterials.},
  author={Katja Myllymaa and Jaakko Lev{\'o}n and Veli-Matti Tiainen and Sami Myllymaa and Antti Soininen and Hannu Korhonen and Emilia Kaivosoja and Reijo Lappalainen and Yrj{\"o} T. Konttinen},
  journal={Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces},
  year={2013},
  volume={101},
  pages={
          290-7
        }
}
Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus aureus cause most of the implant-related infections. Antibiotic treatment often fails and cure requires surgical intervention. It was hypothesized that biomaterial coatings resistant to biofilms offer a preventive option. Physical vapour deposited diamond-like carbon (DLC) and its polytetrafluoroethylene (DLC-PTFE-h) and polydimethylsiloxane (DLC-PDMS-h) hybrids were compared to titanium (Ti), tantalum (Ta) and chromium (Cr) thin films on silicon… CONTINUE READING
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