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Creating Antimicrobial Polymer Surfaces; Attachment of Penicillin


Exposure of ePTFE surfaces to bacteria: Photographs of test tubes containing the following specimens in Staphylococcus aureus cultures: ePTFE (1), MA-ePTFE (2), PEG-MA-ePTFE (3), PEN-PEG-MA-ePTFE (4) and PEN-ePTFE (5). Only specimen #4 exhibits clear solution indicating that bacteria growth has been retarded.
N. Aumsuwan, S. Heinhorst, and M.W. Urban, "Antibacterial Surfaces on Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE); Penicillin Attachment, Biomacromolecules, 2007, 8, 713.