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Maggot excretions inhibit biofilm formation on biomaterials CORR Open Access
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.
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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