Photoinactivation of Stahpylococcus epidermidis biofilms and suspensions by the hydrophobic photosensitizer curcumin- effect of selected nanocarrier Studies of curcumin and curcuminoides XLVII -

Solubilization and stabilization from rapid degradation by the use of nanocarriers are necessary to exploit curcumin’s phototoxic potential towards pathogenic bacteria.

Formulation and Bacterial Phototoxicity of Curcumin Loaded Alginate Foams for Wound Treatment Applications: Studies on Curcumin and Curcuminoides XLII -

Curcumin loaded alginate foams are proposed for application in antimicrobial photodynamic therapy of infected wounds. The drug loaded foams were formulated to provide a burst release of the photosensitizer when hydrated

Photokilling of bacteria by curcumin in different aqueous preparations. Studies on curcumin and curcuminoids XXXVII. -

Curcumin has potential as a photosensitiser (PS) in photodynamic therapy (PDT) for localised superficial infections. However, it is a challenge to make an optimal curcumin formulation in which curcumin has acceptable solubility and stability at physiological pH and combined with high selective phototoxic activity towards bacteria.