Materials for artificial devices require biocompatibility with the human body. Moreover, it has been well known that the implants are facilely tainted with pathogenic bacteria during surgical processes and that a few bacteria circulate in bloodstream, adhere and start to colonize on the surface of prostheses. Several factors that cause these problems include chemical and physical properties of artificial materials and characteristics of bacteria.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2
Published: May 20, 2007
Pages: 711 - 712
Industry sector: Medical & Biotech