A new class of bacteria-attachment-resistant materials is discovered using a multi-generation polymer microarray methodology that reduces bacterial attachment by up to 99.3% compared with a leading commercially available silver hydrogel anti-bacterial material. The coverage of three bacterial species, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and uropathogenic Escherichia coli is assessed.
Hook, A. L., Chang, C., Yang, J., Atkinson, S., Langer, R., Anderson, D. G., …Alexander, M. R. (2013). Discovery of novel materials with broad resistance to bacterial attachment using combinatorial polymer microarrays. Advanced Materials, 25(18), doi:10.1002/adma.201204936