New approaches to infection prevention and treatment
How using antimicrobial materials in wound care, medical devices and implants are offering potential solutions.
Wound care material coatings with antimicrobial properties
Single-use application of sustained-release chlorehexidine to help combat umbilical cord infection in newborn babies. A new formulation of the antiseptic addresses the issues surrounding its current application in low-resource settings.
Medical devices and implants
The development of ‘smart’ implants and medical devices may offer a solution to the problem posed by ongoing bacterial infections following artificial joint replacement and implant surgery in medicine and dentistry.
Hydrodynamic and mechanical strategies for designing surfaces that prevent biofilm formation
Using mathematical and computational modelling to study how different surface geometries can be used to modify the hydrodynamic interactions between swimming bacteria and the surface of medical devices
Harnessing microbial interactions in prevention and management of antimicrobial resistance
Investigating microbial biofilms and their potential for use in antimicrobial agents