Medical Implants Coated With "Slippery Surfaces" Repel Infectious, Harvard Study
Published: Nov 09, 2016
Researchers have developed a new biomaterial that creates a "slippery surface" and stops infectious bacterial biofilms forming on implanted medical devices. In a new study, they show how the biomaterial significantly reduced bacterial adhesion while preserving normal immune response. They suggest the new material shows promise as a way to substantially lower the risk of implant infection and healthcare costs.