Reduction of Biofilm Formation on a‐C:H Coated Implants: Investigation of Biofilm‐Surface Interactions by Variation of Thin Film Properties

@article{Kleinen2009ReductionOB,
  title={Reduction of Biofilm Formation on a‐C:H Coated Implants: Investigation of Biofilm‐Surface Interactions by Variation of Thin Film Properties},
  author={L. Kleinen and I. Syring and N. Laube},
  journal={Plasma Processes and Polymers},
  year={2009},
  volume={6}
}
Formation of crystalline bacterial biofilms (encrustations) on urological implants remains a major complication in patient care. Recently, it was shown that amorphous carbon (a-C:H) coatings deposited on polyurethane (PU) stents provide a distinct reduction in biofilm formation with an effect more pronounced in-vivo than in-vitro. To investigate the underlying mechanisms, the influence of surface properties on the encrustation tendency of plasma coated and uncoated PU tubes was tested in an… Expand
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