A local drug delivery technology to prevent implant infections

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Abstract

Medical implant associated infection is an ongoing problem, which can be particularly problematic when infection pathogenesis involves formation of bacterial biofilms. Biodegradable polymer drug delivery technology may be of use in some devices as a means of delivering a high local dose of antimicrobial drug. In this study the broad-spectrum antibiotic rifampicin was formulated with the polymer PLGA (Poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid (65:35)) and the in vitro drug release and activity analysed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2018
EventBioMedEng18 - Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20187 Sep 2018
https://www.biomedeng18.com/

Conference

ConferenceBioMedEng18
Abbreviated titleBioMedEng
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period6/09/187/09/18
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Keywords

  • medical implant
  • infection
  • bacterial biofilms
  • drug delivery technology

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