Functionalized biomaterials to combat biofilms
Pathogenic microbial biofilms that readily form on implantable medical devices or human tissues have posed a great threat to worldwide healthcare.
Design of nanoengineered antibacterial polymers for biomedical applications
This review thus provides a feasible guide to developing nanoengineered antibacterial polymers by presenting both broad and in-depth bench research, and it offers suggestions for their potential in biomedical applications.
The recent advances in surface antibacterial strategies for biomedical catheters
This review focus on the recent advances in surface modification strategies of biomedical catheters used to prevent CRIs.
Tuning Surface Topographies on Biomaterials to Control Bacterial Infection
Role and Modulation of Secondary Structure of Antimicrobial Peptides to Improve Selectivity
Photothermal bactericidal surfaces: killing bacteria using light instead of biocides
Recent developments of photothermal bactericidal surfaces based on immobilized photothermal agents to kill bacteria through hyperthermia effects are reviewed.
An on-demand nanoplatform for enhanced elimination of drug-resistant bacteria
We establish an “on-demand” nanoplatform based on acid-degradable scaffolds by conjugating glycomimetic-based galactose ligands to target a key lectin on P. aeruginosa and guanidine moieties.
A natural polymer based bioadhesive with self-healing behavior and improved antibacterial properties
Bioadhesives are of great interest for tissue/wound closure to reduce surgical time, minimize treatment invasiveness, and prevent body fluid leakage.
The rapid photoresponsive bacteria-killing of Cu-doped MoS2
This material of Cu doped MoS2 can produce reactive oxygen species and photothermal under 660 nm light, thus achieving a rapid bacterial effect. Which is a kind of good photothermal and photodynamic material.
Amyloid-like protein aggregates combining antifouling with antibacterial activity
A new class of biopolymer coating based on amyloid-like protein aggregates is reported to combine both antifouling and antibacterial activity.
The synergistic effect of hierarchical structure and alkyl chain length on the antifouling and bactericidal properties of cationic/zwitterionic block polymer brushes
A well-organized hierarchical structure and appropriate alkyl chain length facilitate the synergistic anti-biofilm effect.
Amino-containing tannic acid derivative-mediated universal coatings for multifunctional surface modification
An amino-containing tannic acid derivative was self-polymerized to form colorless and uniform coatings on various substrate surfaces, and the resultant coatings can be further utilized to construct bioactive, antifouling and antibacterial surfaces.
A dual-functional implant with an enzyme-responsive effect for bacterial infection therapy and tissue regeneration
An enzyme-responsive nanoplatform was fabricated on Ti substrates to treat implant-associated bacterial infection and accelerate tissue growth in vivo.