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Antibacterial activity of graphene layers
Author(s): Ł. Dybowska-Sarapuk; A. Kotela; J. Krzemiński; D. Janczak; M. Wróblewska; H. Marchel; P. Łęgorz; M. Jakubowska
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Paper Abstract

The bacterial biofilm is a direct cause of complications in management of various medical conditions. There is an ongoing search for a feasible method to prevent its growth, as an alternative to antibiotics, which are ineffective. The aim of the study was to prepare and evaluate a detailed algorithm for production of graphene coatings, using economically efficient methods of printed electronics (such as ink-jet printing or spray coating), and assess their antibacterial properties. Based on the preliminary results of our work we suggest that graphene coating may inhibit the formation of microbial biofilms. Further research is needed to verify antibacterial properties of graphene coatings and its future applications in prevention of biofilm-related infections, e.g. by coating surgical instruments, catheters or tracheostomy tubes. In addition, we propose a series of hypotheses to be evaluated in further work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10031, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016, 100310G (28 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2249188
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Ł. Dybowska-Sarapuk, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
A. Kotela, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
J. Krzemiński, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
D. Janczak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
M. Wróblewska, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Public Central Teaching Hospital (Poland)
H. Marchel, Public Central Teaching Hospital (Poland)
P. Łęgorz, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
M. Jakubowska, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10031:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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