Towards fabrication of 3D printed medical devices to prevent biofilm formation

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List of Authors: Niklas Sandler, Ida Salmela, Adyary Fallarero, Ari Rosling, Mohammad Khajeheian, Ruzica Kolakovic, Natalja Genina, Johan Nyman, Pia Vuorela
Publication year: 2014
Journal: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Journal acronym: INT J PHARMACEUT
Volume number: 459
Issue number: 1-2
Start page: 62
End page: 64
Number of pages: 3
ISSN: 0378-5173


The use of three-dimensional (3D) printing technologies is transforming the way that materials are turned into functional devices. We demonstrate in the current study the incorporation of anti-microbial nitrofurantoin in a polymer carrier material and subsequent 3D printing of a model structure, which resulted in an inhibition of biofilm colonization. The approach taken is very promising and can open up new avenues to manufacture functional medical devices in the future.

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