Web Date: March 11, 2016
Designer coatings fight infections and help bones heal
An ultrathin coating for prosthetics fights bacterial infections and speeds up bone healing around implants tested in rats (ACS Nano 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b00087). After delivering a high-dose burst of antibiotics in the first few days, the coating continues to release the drug for weeks along with a protein that spurs bone growth. The goal is to cut the rate of prosthetic . . .
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