Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research

Title

A Switchable Biocompatible Polymer Surface with Self-sterilizing and Nonfouling Capabilities

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2008

Abstract

Trap, kill, and release: An antimicrobial cationic surface can effectively kill bacterial cells and switch to a nonfouling zwitterionic surface which releases dead microorganisms upon hydrolysis (see picture). This biocompatible nonfouling surface can prevent further attachment of proteins and microorganisms and the formation of a biofilm on the surface.

Volume

47

First Page

8831

Last Page

8834