Towards a Scalable Biomimetic Antibacterial Coating

Dickson, Mary Nora ;   Liang, Elena ;   Vollereaux, Nicolas ;   Yee, Albert

This work presents proof of concept that a biomimetic nanostructured surface can kill bacteria upon adhesion, without the use of chemical modifications (including chemical antibacterial agents). A scalable method for rendering an ordinary polymeric surface antibacterial is presented. Such a treatment could eventually reduce bacterial load on environmental surfaces as well as medical devices.