Nanopatterned polymer surfaces with bactericidal properties.

  title={Nanopatterned polymer surfaces with bactericidal properties.},
  author={Mary Nora Dickson and Elena I Liang and Luis A. Rodr{\'i}guez and Nicolas Vollereaux and Albert F. Yee},
  volume={10 2},
Bacteria that adhere to the surfaces of implanted medical devices can cause catastrophic infection. Since chemical modifications of materials' surfaces have poor long-term performance in preventing bacterial buildup, approaches using bactericidal physical surface topography have been investigated. The authors used Nanoimprint Lithography was used to fabricate a library of biomimetic nanopillars on the surfaces of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) films. After incubation of Escherichia coli (E… CONTINUE READING
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