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Maggot excretions inhibit biofilm formation on biomaterials CORR Open Access

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Location: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2939353

Description: Results The strongest biofilms were formed by S. aureus and S. epidermidis on polyethylene and the weakest on titanium. The highest quantity of biofilm formation was reached within 7 days for both bacteria. The presence of excretions/secretions reduced biofilm formation on all biomaterials. A maximum of 92% of biofilm reduction was measured.
Conclusions Our observations suggest maggot excretions/secretions decrease biofilm formation and could provide a new treatment for biofilm formation on infected biomaterials.
Maggot excretions inhibit biofilm formation on biomaterials. Cazander G, van de Veerdonk MC, Vandenbroucke-Grauls CM, Schreurs MW, Jukema GN. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Oct;468(10):2789-96 (full text)

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Author/Contact: Cazander et al
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