The potential of lipid- and polymer-based drug delivery carriers for eradicating biofilm consortia on device-related nosocomial infections.

@article{Tamilvanan2008ThePO,
  title={The potential of lipid- and polymer-based drug delivery carriers for eradicating biofilm consortia on device-related nosocomial infections.},
  author={Shunmugaperumal Tamilvanan and Narayanan Venkateshan and Annick Ludwig},
  journal={Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={128 1},
  pages={2-22}
}
Microbial biofilms are microcosm attaching irreversibly to abiotic or biotic surfaces and they are promulgated as congregate of single or multiple populations. The potential of lipid- and polymer-based drug delivery carriers for eradicating biofilm consortia on device-related nosocomial infections is explored in this review. Liposomes-loaded with antimicrobial agents could effectively be applied as anti-biofilm coating to reduce microbial adhesion/colonisation onto medical devices and as drug… CONTINUE READING