Preventing bacterial biofilm formation on catheters with nanoparticles

From nanowerk news:

In previous Nanowerk Spotlights we have reported on various therapeutic applications of nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles: for general treatment of infections; as wound-healing agents; for the treatment of candidal burn infections; to prevent acne; even as an alternative to Viagra.

In new work, researchers now have demonstrated that nitric-oxide releasing nanoparticles interfere with Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) adhesion and prevent biofilm formation on a rat central venous catheters model of infection.The team has reported their findings in the November 7, 2016 online edition of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (“Sustained nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles interfere with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus adhesion and biofilm formation in a rat central venous catheter model”).

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