Chapter 11. Polymer-Based Antimicrobial Delivery Carriers

  1. Tamilvanan Shunmugaperumal

Published Online: 29 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470640463.ch11

Biofilm Eradication and Prevention: A Pharmaceutical Approach to Medical Device Infections

Biofilm Eradication and Prevention: A Pharmaceutical Approach to Medical Device Infections

How to Cite

Shunmugaperumal, T. (2010) Polymer-Based Antimicrobial Delivery Carriers, in Biofilm Eradication and Prevention: A Pharmaceutical Approach to Medical Device Infections, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470640463.ch11

Author Information

  1. Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470479964

Online ISBN: 9780470640463

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Keywords:

  • polymer-based antimicrobial delivery carriers - and adherence inhibition;
  • structured bioresorbable films - loaded with antimicrobial agents;
  • new anti-infective coatings of medical implants

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Basic Consideration for the Prevention of Device-Related Infections Through Development of New Devices

  • Polymer-Based Drug Delivery Carriers

  • Implantable Matrices, Beads, Strut, Microparticles, Fibrous Scaffolds, Thermoreversible Gels, and so On

  • Antibiotic-Loaded Bone Cements and Fillers

  • Antibiotic-Loaded Implant Coatings

  • Structured Bioresorbable Films Loaded with Antimicrobial Agent

  • Miscellaneous

  • Surface Modified Polymeric Catheter Materials

  • New Anti-Infective Coatings of Medical Implants

  • Metal Chelators to Prevent Biofilm Formation and CRBSI

  • Ethanol in Antibiotics-Chelator Lock Solution

  • Chelators as Alternative to Heparin

  • Novel Small Molecule Control of Bacterial Biofilm Formation

  • Conclusion

  • References