We are proud to announce a new publication in the journal of Polymer Chemistry from our users at the University of New South Wales & the University of Sydney in Australia.
P. aeruginosa is a multi-resistant pathogen, and is a major problem in hospitals where it generates many nosocomial infections, surviving disinfection treatments thanks to the biofilms it produces.
The researchers investigated alternative synthetic antimicrobial polymers that should combat the rise of multidrug resistance in bacteria. In detail, they tested the effects of the polymer chain length and architecture on the antimicrobial activity, and their hemocompatibility.
The 3D Cell Explorer was used to visualize the mass of biofilm produced by the pathogenic bacteria P. aeruginosa and the capacity of specific polymers to reduce it.
You can find their full publication here.