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Issue 15, 2020
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Functionalized biomaterials to combat biofilms

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Pathogenic microbial biofilms that readily form on implantable medical devices or human tissues have posed a great threat to worldwide healthcare. Hopes are focused on preventive strategies towards biofilms, leaving a thought-provoking question: how to tackle the problem of established biofilms? In this review, we briefly summarize the functionalized biomaterials to combat biofilms and highlight current approaches to eradicate pre-existing biofilms. We believe that all of these strategies, alone or in combination, could represent a blueprint for fighting biofilm-associated infections in the postantibiotic era.

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01 Apr 2020
30 Apr 2020
First published
08 May 2020

Biomater. Sci., 2020,8, 4052-4066
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Functionalized biomaterials to combat biofilms

D. Huang, J. Wang, K. Ren and J. Ji, Biomater. Sci., 2020, 8, 4052
DOI: 10.1039/D0BM00526F

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