Tunable Antibacterial Coatings That Support Mammalian Cell Growth

Krasimir Vasilev, Vasu Sah, Karine Anselme, Chi Ndi, Mihaela Mateescu, Björn Dollmann, Petr Martinek, Hardi Ys, Lydie Ploux, Hans J. Griesser

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Abstract

Bacterial infections present an enormous problem causing human suffering and cost burdens to healthcare systems worldwide. Here we present novel tunable antibacterial coatings which completely inhibit bacterial colonization by Staphylococcus epidermidis but allow normal adhesion and spreading of osteoblastic cells. The coatings are based on amine plasma polymer films loaded with silver nanoparticles. The method of preparation allows flexible control over the amount of loaded silver nanoparticles and the rate of release of silver ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-207
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

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