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Design of an antifungal surface embedding liposomal Amphotericin b through a mussel adhesive-inspired coating strategy

  • Frontiers in Chemistry, 7(431), 2019

Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.


Microbial colonisation of urinary catheters remains a serious problem for medicine as it often leads to biofilm formation and infection. Among the approaches reported to deal with this problem, surfaces functionalization to render them with antimicrobial characteristics, comprises the most promising one. Most of these strategies, however, are designed to target bacterial biofilms, while fungal biofilms are much less taken into account. In real-life settings, fungi will be inevitably found in consortium with bacteria, especially in the field of biomaterials. The development of antifungal coatin ...

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