Influence of silicone surface roughness and hydrophobicity on adhesion and colonization of Staphylococcus epidermidis.

@article{Tang2009InfluenceOS,
  title={Influence of silicone surface roughness and hydrophobicity on adhesion and colonization of Staphylococcus epidermidis.},
  author={Haiying Tang and Ting Cao and Xuemei Liang and Anfeng Wang and Steven O. Salley and James Pat McAllister and K. Y. Simon Ng},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A},
  year={2009},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={454-63}
}
Bacterial adhesion and colonization are complicated processes that depend on many factors, including surface chemistry, hydrophobicity, and surface roughness. The contribution of each of these factors has not been fully elucidated because most previous studies used different polymeric surfaces to achieve differences in properties. The objective of this study was to modify hydrophobicity and roughness on one polymeric surface, eliminating the confounding contribution of surface chemistry… CONTINUE READING

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