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Medicine at nanoscale: a new horizon

Authors Khan A

Received 23 April 2012

Accepted for publication 25 April 2012

Published 18 June 2012 Volume 2012:7 Pages 2997—2998


Asad U Khan

Medical Microbiology and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

Concerning the recent article published in your journal on antibiofilm surface functionalization of catheters.1 This is an admirable approach to inhibit biofilm formation on the surfaces of various implants. Currently, a number of biomedical devices and implants are commonly used in hospitals and clinics. Over the past few decades, a number of knee and hip implants have been introduced to save lives and restore quality of life. Moreover, a significant increase in the use of stents, heart valves, vascular grafts, catheters, and other implantable devices are being introduced worldwide. However, regrettably, these surfaces are prone to microbial infections and hence device-related infections have become a major source of infection which may ultimately lead to a high mortality rate in the hospital setting.2

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