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

Niklas Sandler, Ida Salmela, Adyary Fallarero, Ari Rosling, Mohammad Khajeheian, Ruzica Kolakovic, Natalja Genina, Johan Nyman, Pia Vuorela

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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.
OriginalspråkOdefinierat/okänt
Sidor (från-till)62–64
Antal sidor3
TidskriftInternational Journal of Pharmaceutics
Volym459
Utgåva1-2
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2014
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad

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