Soft polymers hold promise for antibacterial device coatings

05/30/2008 | M.I.T. Technology Review

U.S. researchers have devised soft polymer films that could be used as antibacterial coatings for medical devices to help fight biofilms -- antibiotic-resistant microbial colonies that can cause hospital-related infections. A new study showed that bacteria adhere better to hard surfaces than soft ones.

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