Antimicrobial Gallium-Doped Phosphate-Based Glasses (pages 732–741)
Sabeel P. Valappil, Derren Ready, Ensanya A. Abou Neel, David M. Pickup, Wojciech Chrzanowski, Luke A. O'Dell, Robert J. Newport, Mark E. Smith, Michael Wilson and Jonathan C. Knowles
Version of Record online: 11 MAR 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700931
Novel quaternary gallium-doped phosphate-based glasses are unique for controlled delivery of Ga3+ which is found to inhibit bacterial growth. The lack of new antibiotics in development makes these glasses potential new therapeutic agents for pathogenic bacteria including MRSA and C. difficile.