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Title: Permeabilizing biofilms

Abstract

Methods for permeabilizing biofilms using stress waves are described. The methods involve applying one or more stress waves to a biofilm, e.g., on a surface of a device or food item, or on a tissue surface in a patient, and then inducing stress waves to create transient increases in the permeability of the biofilm. The increased permeability facilitates delivery of compounds, such as antimicrobial or therapeutic agents into and through the biofilm.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]; ;  [3]
  1. Revere, MA
  2. Arlington, VA
  3. Belmont, MA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts General Hospital
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
983081
Patent Number(s):
7,332,200
Application Number:
10/019,837
Assignee:
The General Hospital Corporation (Boston, MA)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-91ER61228
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Soukos, Nikolaos S, Lee, Shun, Doukas,, and Apostolos, G. Permeabilizing biofilms. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Soukos, Nikolaos S, Lee, Shun, Doukas,, & Apostolos, G. Permeabilizing biofilms. United States.
Soukos, Nikolaos S, Lee, Shun, Doukas,, and Apostolos, G. Tue . "Permeabilizing biofilms". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/983081.
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