Antimicrobial graphene-based coatings for biomedical implant applications

Jesus Romo-Rico, Richard Bright, Smriti Murali Krishna, Krasimir Vasilev, Jonathan Golledge, Mohan V. Jacob

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Abstract

Implant-associated infections (IAI) cause significant health issues and healthcare costs. In this research, we deposited graphene (Gr) on a medical-grade cobalt-chromium (CoCr) alloy surface by radiofrequency plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (RF-PECVD) using Origanum vulgare as a precursor material. The deposition of Gr on the CoCr was confirmed using Raman spectroscopy and X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The biocompatibility and antibacterial properties of CoCr-Gr were investigated. CoCr-Gr was biocompatible and promoted cell adhesion and spreading of RAW 267.4 macrophage cells. CoCr-Gr were antibacterial against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and inhibited P. aeruginosa attachment. The results indicate that CoCr-Gr could be used as a potential antibacterial coating material for implantable devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100282
Number of pages8
JournalCarbon Trends
Volume12
Early online date4 Jul 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial
  • Biocompatible
  • Coatings
  • Graphene
  • Implant

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