Recent Advances in Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Materials 2

Timeslot: Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Track: Musculoskeletal and Craniofacial Biomaterials
Room: Skagit 3


Microbial infections are among the leading causes of death worldwide. Drug resistance and lack of new antimicrobial therapeutics increase the difficulty of treating these infections. Microbial biofilms can also severely complicate treatment and lead to chronic infections. These three-dimensional, surface attached microbial structures can form on a range of medical devices and biological surfaces and exhibit sophisticated defense mechanisms, evading traditional antimicrobial therapies. This session will focus on recent advances spanning industry and academia in developing materials for the treatment of bacterial, fungal, viral, biofilm and polymicrobial infections. Strategies discussed may range from synthesis of new antimicrobial molecules and macromolecules to fabrication of antimicrobial surfaces, device coatings, nano- and micro-particle drug carriers, hydrogels, etc.


  • 10:30:00 AM 361. Invited Speaker: Horst von Recum, PhD

  • 11:00:00 AM 363. Influence of Poly-L-Lysine Molecular Weight on Antibacterial Activity of Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Films, A. Shukla*, D. Alkekhia; Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

  • 11:15:00 AM 364. Nano-patterned Bacterial Cellulose Hydrogel Exhibits Bactericidal Activity Against E. coli and K. pneumoniae, S. Arias*, M.K. Cheng, A. Civantos, J. Devorkin, C. Jaramillo, J.P. Allain; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  • 11:30:00 AM 365. Adhesive Antimicrobial Wraps to Treat Infection and Improve Bone Regeneration, T. Buie*, J. McCune, E. Cosgriff-Hernandez; University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

  • 11:45:00 AM 366. Biomimetic Recyclable Microgels for On-demand Generation of Hydrogen Peroxide and Antipathogenic Application, R. Pinnaratip*(1), H. Meng(1), P. Kord Forooshani(1), P. Joshi(2), J. Osborne(1), X. Mi(2), M. Frost(1), C. Heldt(2), B. Lee(1), C. Meingast(3); (1)Department of Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, USA, (2)Department o

  • 12:00:00 PM 367. Evaluation of Blended Chitosan/Polyol injectable Paste in an in vitro Model of Osteomyelitis, L. Pace*, Z. Harrison, J.A. Jennings; University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA

  • 12:15:00 PM 368. Bacteriophage Delivering Hydrogels Reduce Biofilm Formation in vitro and Infection in vivo, J. Wroe*(1), C. Johnson(1,2), A. GarcĂ­a(1); (1)Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, (2)Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

Invited Speaker(s)