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

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Publikationens författare: Niklas Sandler, Ida Salmela, Adyary Fallarero, Ari Rosling, Mohammad Khajeheian, Ruzica Kolakovic, Natalja Genina, Johan Nyman, Pia Vuorela
Förläggare: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publiceringsår: 2014
Tidskrift: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Tidskriftsakronym: INT J PHARMACEUT
Volym: 459
Nummer: 1-2
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 62
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 64
Antal sidor: 3
ISSN: 0378-5173


Abstrakt

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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