Biofilm formation on nanostructured hydroxyapatite-coated titanium
Martin Gillstedt, Jessica Lönn-Stensrud, Ellen Bruzell and Martin Andersson | June 12th 2013
Biofilm formation on medical devices is a common cause of implant failure, especially regarding implants that breach the epithelial tissue, so-called transcutaneous implants. Nanotechnology and the development of new nanomaterials have given the opportunity to design nanotextured implant surfaces. Such surfaces have been studied using various in vitro methods showing that nanosized features strongly benefit bone cell growth.