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Biofilms are communities of microorganisms consisting of one or more bacterial species that attach to a biotic or abiotic surface. Biofilms are highly common in chronic wounds. To improve wound care treatment, a Janus-type antimicrobial dressing was created to eradicate biofilms in chronic wounds. The dressing consists of two layers: a top layer of electrospun nanofibers and a bottom layer of dissolvable microneedles. The dressings were tested on an ex vivo and in vivo model.
biofilm, chronic wounds, Janus-type dressing, nanofibers, microneedles
Cusick, Jenna; Xie, Jingwei; and Su, Yajuan, "Dissolvable microneedles and nanofiber dressings to eradicate biofilms and improve wound care" (2021). Posters: 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Program. 52.