Antibacterial activity of graphene layers

Łucja Dybowska-Sarapuk , A. Kotela , Jakub Krzemiński , Daniel Janczak , M. Wróblewska , H. Marchel , P. Łęgorz , Małgorzata Jakubowska


The bacterial biofilm is a direct cause of complications in management of various medical conditions. There is an ongoing search for a feasible method to prevent its growth, as an alternative to antibiotics, which are ineffective. The aim of the study was to prepare and evaluate a detailed algorithm for production of graphene coatings, using economically efficient methods of printed electronics (such as ink-jet printing or spray coating), and assess their antibacterial properties. Based on the preliminary results of our work we suggest that graphene coating may inhibit the formation of microbial biofilms. Further research is needed to verify antibacterial properties of graphene coatings and its future applications in prevention of biofilm-related infections, e.g. by coating surgical instruments, catheters or tracheostomy tubes. In addition, we propose a series of hypotheses to be evaluated in further work. © (2016) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Author Łucja Dybowska-Sarapuk IMIB
Łucja Dybowska-Sarapuk,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, A. Kotela - Medical University of Warsaw
A. Kotela,,
, Jakub Krzemiński IMIB
Jakub Krzemiński,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, Daniel Janczak IMIB
Daniel Janczak,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, M. Wróblewska - Medical University of Warsaw
M. Wróblewska,,
, H. Marchel - Medical University of Warsaw
H. Marchel,,
, P. Łęgorz - Medical University of Warsaw
P. Łęgorz,,
, Małgorzata Jakubowska IMIB
Małgorzata Jakubowska,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
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Book Romaniuk Ryszard (eds.): Proc. SPIE. 10031, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016, vol. 10031, 2016, SPIE , ISBN 9781510604858, [781510604865 (electronic) ], 1170 p., DOI:10.1117/12.2257157
Keywords in EnglishGraphene toxicity, graphene layers, bacterial biofilm, graphene nanoparticles, antibacterial coatings
Languageen angielski
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ScoreMinisterial score [Punktacja MNiSW] = 15.0, 27-02-2017, BookChapterMatConf
Ministerial score (2013-2016) [Punktacja MNiSW (2013-2016)] = 15.0, 27-02-2017, BookChapterMatConf
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