Nanostructured medical sutures with antibacterial properties.

  title={Nanostructured medical sutures with antibacterial properties.},
  author={Cristina Serrano and Luis Garc{\'i}a-Fern{\'a}ndez and Juan Pedro Fern{\'a}ndez-Bl{\'a}zquez and Mike Barbeck and Shahram Ghanaati and Ron Unger and James C. Kirkpatrick and E. Arzt and Lutz Funk and Pau Turon and Ar{\'a}nzazu Del Campo},
Bacterial repellence in suture materials is a desirable property that can potentially improve the healing process by preventing infection. We describe a method for generating nanostructures at the surface of commercial sutures of different composition, and their potential for preventing biofilm formation. We show how bacteria attachment is altered in the presence of nanosized topographies and identify optimum designs for preventing it without compromising biocompatibility and applicability in… CONTINUE READING
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