A great video on the early research into using polymers that are resistant to bacteria bio-films forming on silicon. Camstent have taken this early research and have developed processes to apply coatings onto medical devices. The first product, a foley catheter, is currently going through CE mark approval to allow use in the real world. Looking to go live with trials in Q1 2017.
Some great R&D that will make a real difference in tacking Catheter Acquired Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) and Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) in general.
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered a new class of polymers that are resistant to bacterial attachment. This high throughput materials discovery could lead to a significant reduction in hospital infections and medical device failures.