What is it about?
Coatings for catheters that deter/prevent microbes living on them.
Why is it important?
Catheters (tubes inserted in people) are used widely in healthcare and a huge problem is that they suffer from microbes growing on their surfaces which eventually renders them useless. Non-stick coatings are a potential solution to this problem.
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This page is a summary of: Anti-Adherent Biomaterials for Prevention of Catheter Biofouling, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, January 2018, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2017.11.043.
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