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Shunmugaperumal, Tamilvanan

Biofilm Eradication and Prevention: A Pharmaceutical Approach to Medical Device Infections

Shunmugaperumal, Tamilvanan - Biofilm Eradication and Prevention: A Pharmaceutical Approach to Medical Device Infections, ebook

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Biofilm Eradication and Preventions presents the basics of biofilm formation on medical devices, diseases related to this formation, and approaches pharmaceutical researchers need to take to limit this problem. Split into three parts, the first deals with the development and characterization of biofilm on the surfaces of implanted or inserted medical devices. Questions as to why biofilms form over medical device surfaces and what triggers biofilm formation are addressed. In the second section, the author discusses biofilm-mediated chronic infections occurred in various organs (eyes, mouth, wounds) and pharmaceutical and drug delivery knowledge gained from research in these area. The third part explores pharmaceutical approaches like lipid-and polymer-based drug delivery carriers for eradicating biofilm on device-related infections. In addition, this section also explores the topic of novel small molecule (like iron and its complexes/metal chelators) and a quorum-sensing inhibitors to control medical biofilm formation.

Keywords: biofilm prevention, medical device infections, biofilm-mediated chronic infetions, lipid-based drug delivery, polymer-based drug delivery

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2010
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
400 pages
Category
Technology, Energy, Traffic
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118043554
Printed ISBN
9780470479964

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