biofilm growth

biofilm growth

The proliferation of a microorganism (e.g., a fungus) which is more resistant to antifungals compared with the free-floating or planktonic mode of growth.
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Fellow Xiao 'Sean' Ma, in the lab of Assistant Professor Kyle Bibby, has been working on drinking-water treatment and biofilm growth on antifouling coatings.
Another option is to coat pipe interiors with agents that block biofilm growth.
In fact, a German study found that biofilm growth was 95% lower in this FlexClean[R] hose than in other tested hoses.
Biofilm growth was analyzed with MIT [3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium Bromidel-metabolic assay as described by Hawser and Douglas (1994).
Similar results were observed when DNase was added to culture media after 12 hours of biofilm growth, as this also produced a 3-log decline in cell density after 24 hours of additional incubation when compared to the untreated control.
Treatment regimens to effectively control biofilm growth are formulated and tested in the laboratory before applying them to the problem site, Continuous monitoring by the TACT Tool ensures that the infection in the industrial site is controlled and MIC and biofouling effectively mitigated.
Figure 2A represents biofilm growth at the air-liquid interface within the wells of a 96-well plate.
Poor flow distribution in large systems results in dead legs that receive insufficient biocide concentrations and may also be susceptible to nutrient accumulation and deposit formation greatly increasing the propensity for biofilm growth.
13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Microban recently conducted in vitro testing designed to simulate planktonic and biofilm growth on High Consistency Rubber (HCR) silicone, which is commonly used in the manufacture of urinary catheters.
Our second objective was to determine whether Nocardia bacteria could form a biofilm on CVCs in a laboratory model and whether biofilm growth could be prevented with the use of antimicrobial lock solutions.
4) Many medical devices have been associated with biofilm growth and, in this way, can increase the incidence of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
com)-- Custom Sensors & Technology recently applied the UV Fluorescence Photometer and Front Surface Fluorescence Probe to a biofilm growth monitoring application with great success.