Matar o repel·lir? Superfícies antimicrobianes basades en plata

Cristina García-Bonillo, Robert Texidó Bartes, Joan Gilabert Porres, Salvador Borrós Gómez

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Medical devices are essential for prevention and treatment of a wide range of diseases. However, their widespread use can cause bacterial colonization. For this reason, there is a global effort to develop new technologies that give antimi-crobial properties to medical devices. Among these technologies, surface modification with silver to prevent bacterial coloni-zation is one of the most widely proposed techniques,1 launching a debate on what is most efficient: to kill bacteria to prevent infection by releasing silver, or just to prevent the bacterial colonization of medical devices?
Translated title of the contributionCristina García-Bonillo, Robert Texidó, Joan Gilabert-Porres, Salvador Borrós
Original languageCatalan
Number of pages10
Specialist publicationRevista de la Societat Catalana de Química
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2020


  • Surface modification
  • medical device
  • bacteriophobic surfaces
  • bactericide surface
  • biofilms

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