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Biofilms R&D: Building a Case Against Clever Bacteria

12:35 PM MDT | May 26, 2008 | Michelle Bryner in Cambridge

Biofilms, or bacterial communities that form on a range of surfaces from water pipes to medical devices in hospital patients, have come under the microscope at BASF. That is because developing an understanding of how biofilms are formed in both industrial and clinical settings is critical to preventing these substances from causing serious infections, said speakers at BASF’s Symposium on Biofilms, held recently at Cambridge, MA. Germ zapper: Uncovering bacteria’s secret. “Biofilms are difficult to eradicate because the constituent cells are...

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