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Type: Conference paper
Title: Platforms for controlled release of antibacterial agents facilitated by plasma polymerization
Author: Vasilev, K.
Simovic, S.
Losic, D.
Griesser, H.
Griesser, S.
Anselme, K.
Ploux, L.
Citation: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society “Merging Medical Humanism and Technology”, 2010 / vol.2010, pp.811-814
Publisher: IEEE
Publisher Place: USA
Issue Date: 2010
Series/Report no.: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings
ISBN: 9781424441235
ISSN: 1557-170X
Conference Name: 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) (31 Aug 2010 - 04 Sep 2010 : Buenos Aires, Argentina)
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Krasimir Vasilev, Spomenka Simovic, Dusan Losic, Hans J. Griesser, Stefani Griesser, Karine Anselme and Lydie Ploux
Abstract: Bacterial infections present an enormous problem causing human suffering and cost burdens to the healthcare systems worldwide. Herein we present several versatile strategies for controlled release of antibacterial agents which include silver ions as well as traditional antibiotics. At the heart of these release platforms is a thin film deposited by plasma polymerization. The use of plasma polymerization makes these strategies applicable to the surface of many types of medical devices since the technique for deposition of a polymer film from plasma in practically substrate independent.
Keywords: Silver; Gases; Polymers; Membranes, Artificial; Delayed-Action Preparations; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Materials Testing; Drug Compounding; Diffusion; Hot Temperature
Rights: © 2010 IEEE
RMID: 0020128394
DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5626566
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