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‘race for the surface’: designing the next generation antimicrobial biomaterials

When a biomaterial is implanted into the body and bacteria get into the implantation site, both the bacteria and tissue cells actively seek to establish their colonization on the biomaterial surface. This process, called ‘the race for the surface’ by Anthony Gristina in 1987, is still a subject of intense investigation. It is generally accepted that a biomaterial’s success in integrating with the body depends on if tissue cells win or the bacteria win the race. However, evidence from the …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Accountancy
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