Bacteria in equipments
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Nature, October 31
that assist patients with heart, liver and other organ disease have one impediment—bacteria that form infectious biofilms on those devices not only sabotage their success, but also contribute to the rampant increase in antibiotic resistance. Now researchers have created self-healing slippery surface coatings with medical-grade teflon materials and liquids that prevent biofilm formation on medical devices, while preserving normal innate immune responses against pathogenic bacteria.
Biomaterials, January 2017