Chalmers team develops a graphene-based material that kills bacteria on implants

Researchers at Chalmers University have developed a new method to prevent infections relating to medical implants, by covering a graphene-based material with bactericidal molecules.

“Through our research, we have succeeded in binding water-insoluble antibacterial molecules to the graphene, and having the molecules release in a controlled, continuous manner from the material. This is an essential requirement for the method to work. The way in which we bind the active molecules to the graphene is also very simple, and could be easily integrated into industrial processes,” explains Santosh Pandit, researcher at the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering at Chalmers, and first author of the study.

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