Gilabert-Porres J1, Martí S, Calatayud L, Ramos V1, Rosell A, Borrós S1.
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2016 Jan 13;8(1):64-73. doi: 10.1021/acsami.5b07115. Epub 2015 Dec 28.Nowadays there is an increasing focus for avoiding bacterial colonization in a medical device after implantation. Bacterial infection associated with prosthesis implantation, or even along the lifetime of the implanted prosthesis, entails a serious problem, emphasized with immunocompromised patients. This work shows a new methodology to create highly hydrophobic micro-/nanostructured silver antibacterial surfaces against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, using low-pressure plasma. Read More