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Infections in medical devices due to bacterial biofilm

Researchers have developed a new understanding of how bacteria intrude into implanted medical devices.

The bacteria cells stick together on the surface of the device, such as a catheter, and form a biofilm, which is highly resistant to antibiotics and the immune defences.

The work will help produce new ways to treat infectious diseases against the rise of resistant superbugs.

Read more at University of Technology Sydney

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