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Microbiological investigations of oxygen plasma treated parylene C surfaces for metal implant coating
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6326-4084
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Polymer Technology.
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2015 (English)In: Materials science & engineering. C, biomimetic materials, sensors and systems, ISSN 0928-4931, Vol. 52, 273-281 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Parylene C surface was modified by the use of oxygen plasma treatment and characterized by microscopic and surface-sensitive techniques (E-SEM, AFM, XPS, LDI-TOF-MS, contact angle). The influence of the treatment on surface properties was investigated by calculations of surface free energy (Owens-Wendt method). Moreover, early adhesion (Culture Plate Method, Optical Microscopy Test) and biofilm formation ability (Cristal Violet Assay) on the parylene C surface was investigated. The bacteria strains which are common causative agents of medical device-associated infections (Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa - reference strains and clinical isolates) were used. It was concluded that chemical (oxygen insertion) and physical (nanotopography generation) changes, have a significant impact on the biocompatibility in terms of increased hydrophilicity (θw of unmodified sample = 88° ± 2°, θw of 60 min modified sample = 17.6° ± 0.8°) and surface free energy (SFE of unmodified sample = 42.4 mJ/m2, and for 60 min modified sample = 70.1 mJ/m2). At the same time, no statistical effect on biofilm production and bacteria attachment to the modified surface of any of the tested strains was observed.

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2015. Vol. 52, 273-281 p.
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Implant coating, Microbiological evaluation, Oxygen plasma, Parylene C
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Polymer Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-166922DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2015.03.060ISI: 000357751100036ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84926202694OAI: diva2:815082

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