Antimicrobial Coatings and Modifications on Medical Devices

Editors: Zhang, Zheng, Wagner, Victoria E. (Eds.)

  • Provides insight into antimicrobial design from the perspective of bacteria-material interactions;
  • Elucidates the fundamentals of obstructing bacteria/biofilm formation based on surface characteristics;
  • Discusses state-of-the-art applications of coatings and modifications on various devices and substrates, providing applicable and economic avenues for anti-microbial solutions;
  • Presents solutions to avoid overuse of antimicrobial agents that cause environmental pollution and antibiotic resistance;
  • Covers regulatory science challenges on antimicrobial medical devices and environmentally benign antimicrobial coatings crucial for product development.
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About this book

Based on a fundamental understanding of the interaction between bacteria and materials, this timely volume emphasizes the latest research in the antimicrobial interfacial design and provides an invaluable blueprint for improving antimicrobial performance on devices and products. Antimicrobial Coatings and Modifications targets reduction of microbial accumulation on biomedical and industrial materials through changing interfacial characteristics. Applying a viable antimicrobial coating or modification to resist alarming threats is a highly demanding requirement for many medical and engineering applications. Many contemporary books in the area of antimicrobial solution focus on applying antimicrobial agents or materials that can kill bacteria. The volume pays more attention to eliminating bacterial contamination and biofilm formation through surface characteristics with minimized bacterial resistance and environmental impact.

About the authors

Dr. Zheng Zhang is Principle Scientists and one of the founding researchers at Semprus BioScience, a biotechnology R&D firm established in the Langer Laboratory at MIT.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Antimicrobial Modifications on Critical Care Implants

    Zhang, Zheng (et al.)

    Pages 1-36

  • Antimicrobial and Anti-Biofilm Medical Devices: Public Health and Regulatory Science Challenges

    Wang, Yi (et al.)

    Pages 37-65

  • Characterization of Bacterial Adhesion and Biofilm Formation

    Tandogan, Nil (et al.)

    Pages 67-95

  • Molecular Approaches for Studying Medical Device-Associated Biofilms: Techniques, Challenges, and Future Prospects

    Ma, Hongyan (et al.)

    Pages 97-126

  • Implantable Medical Devices Treated with Antimicrobial Agents

    Wagner, Victoria E. (et al.)

    Pages 127-142

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57494-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57492-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Antimicrobial Coatings and Modifications on Medical Devices
Editors
  • Zheng Zhang
  • Victoria E. Wagner
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57494-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57494-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57492-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 273
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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