Investigating the suitability of the Calgary Biofilm Device for assessing the antimicrobial efficacy of new agents.

@article{Ali2006InvestigatingTS,
  title={Investigating the suitability of the Calgary Biofilm Device for assessing the antimicrobial efficacy of new agents.},
  author={Laila I Ali and Farukh M Khambaty and Gregory W Diachenko},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2006},
  volume={97 15},
  pages={1887-93}
}
This study investigated the suitability of the Calgary Biofilm Device (CBD), originally designed as a test surrogate for indwelling medical devices, for assessing the efficacy of antimicrobials developed for food and food contact surface disinfection applications. The conditions for the development of uniform biofilms from pure and mixed bacterial cultures of wild type Escherichia coli and Listeria innocua were optimized. We were able to recover approximately 2 x 10(6) colony forming units (CFU… CONTINUE READING

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