Surface Modification of Biomaterials for Biofilm Control

Bazaka, Olha & Bazaka, Kateryna (2015) Surface Modification of Biomaterials for Biofilm Control. In Barnes, L. & Cooper, I.R. (Eds.) Biomaterials and Medical Device - Associated Infections. Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, England, pp. 103-132.

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Amongst various methods to attain sound antibacterial and antifouling properties, surface modification of biomaterials combines efficiency, processing flexibility, and most importantly, the ability to preserve favourable bulk properties, such as mechanical strength and chemical inertness. This chapter will first briefly discuss key parameters by which the biomaterial surface can be described, namely surface chemistry and morphology, and their individual and combined contributions to cell-surface interactions. More emphasis will be placed on surface morphology as the area of much debate. The chapter will then describe a range of available methodologies for surface modification, with plasma-assisted modification as one of the foci.

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ID Code: 92114
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Surface modification; Antibacterial surface; Antifouling surface; Biocidal surface; Antibiotic-releasing coatings
DOI: 10.1533/9780857097224.2.103
ISBN: 9780857095978
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2016 01:04
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 23:55

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