From an article written by AZoNano:
A researcher from RMIT and collaborators have created a novel nanosurface to be used in medical devices and implants that will prevent contamination with lethal bacteria.
Due to the aging population there is a demand for more medical devices, which poses a global challenge of preventing infections caused as a result of medical biomaterials.
When the human body is implanted with a medical device, bacterial and human cells battle to colonize the maximum surface area possible.
This means that regardless of the stringent aseptic and sterilization procedures being applied, bacterial infection can become a main obstacle in the use of medical devices.
A collaborative team of researchers from RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology and Universitat Rovira I Virgili (Spain), have developed a superior long-term antibacterial surface with in-built bactericidal capability, which illustrates a key prospect for application in the design of antibacterial nanomaterials, particularly during a time of increased concern for antibiotic resistance.