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Growth Rate of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms on Slippery Butyl Methacrylate-Co-Ethylene Dimethacrylate (BMA-EDMA), Glass and Polycarbonate Surfaces | OMICS International| Abstract
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  • J Biotechnol Biomater,
  • DOI: 10.4172/2155-952X.1000274

Growth Rate of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms on Slippery Butyl Methacrylate-Co-Ethylene Dimethacrylate (BMA-EDMA), Glass and Polycarbonate Surfaces

Helena Valquier-Flynn1, Christina L Wilson1, Andrea E Holmes1 and Christopher D Wentworth2*
1Department of Chemistry, Doane University, Nebraska, USA
2Department of Physics and Engineering, Doane University, Nebraska, USA
*Corresponding Author : Christopher D Wentworth, Department of Physics and Engineering, Doane University, Nebraska, USA, Tel: 1-402-826-8257, Fax: 1-402-826-8278, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Oct 02, 2017 / Accepted Date: Oct 26, 2017 / Published Date: Nov 02, 2017

Abstract

Bacterial biofilms pose a significant health risk when they grow on devices placed or implanted in the human body. There is a need to develop new materials that can be used as surface coatings on such devices to inhibit biofilm growth. We report on measurements of the biofilm growth rate on a new polymeric material, slippery BMAEDMA, which can be used as a surface coating for medical devices. Growth rate measurements are also reported for polycarbonate and glass surfaces, for comparison. Measurements are made in a medium shear stress fluid environment. The physical properties of the surfaces are characterized using contact angle, surface roughness, surface skewness and surface kurtosis. Growth rate on the slippery BMA-EDMA is found to be the smallest of the three surfaces. Growth rate is weakly correlated with surface hydrophobicity and surface roughness, while it is strongly correlated with surface skewness and kurtosis.

Keywords: Biofilm growth rate; Antimicrobial resistance; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Porous polymer surface

Citation: Valquier-Flynn H, Wilson CL, Holmes AE, Wentworth CD (2017) Growth Rate of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms on Slippery Butyl Methacrylate-Co- Ethylene Dimethacrylate (BMA-EDMA), Glass and Polycarbonate Surfaces. J Biotechnol Biomater 7: 274. Doi: 10.4172/2155-952X.1000274

Copyright: 2017 Valquier-Flynn H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

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