In vitro antibacterial activity of porous TiO2-Ag composite layers against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Necula2009InVA,
  title={In vitro antibacterial activity of porous TiO2-Ag composite layers against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Bogdan S Necula and Lidy E Fratila-Apachitei and Sebastiaan A J Zaat and Iulian Apachitei and Jurek Duszczyk},
  journal={Acta biomaterialia},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 9},
  pages={3573-80}
}
The aim of this study was the synthesis of a porous TiO(2)-Ag composite coating and assessment of its in vitro bactericidal activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The coating was produced by plasma electrolytic oxidation of Ti-6Al-7Nb medical alloy in a calcium acetate/calcium glycerophosphate electrolyte bearing Ag nanoparticles. Following oxidation, the surface of the titanium substrate was converted into the corresponding oxide (TiO(2)) bearing Ca and P species from… CONTINUE READING