Staphylococcus epidermidis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa adhesion intensity on a TiO2 ceramic in an in vitro study

Agnese Pavlova, Aigars Reinis, Liga Berzina-Cimdina, Juta Kroica, Aleksandra Burlakova, Kristaps Rubenis

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Abstract

Extrusion is a perspective forming technology for obtaining objects with certain profile, important for the TiO2 application as biomaterial. Extruded samples were calcinated at 1100 °C, thermally treated in different atmospheres: at 1450 °C in air and at 1300 °C in vacuum. An approach was made to examine the adhesion and colonization intensity of Staphylococcus epidermidis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa on TiO2 ceramic in vitro. It was found that Ps.aeruginosa demonstrated higher adhesion and colonization intensity as S.epidermidis and TiO2 samples treated in vacuum demonstrated higher attachment of microorganisms as TiO2 samples treated in air. It was supposed that surface charge promoted the bacterial adhesion on the vacuum treated samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials Research
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event9th International Conference on Global Research and Education - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 9 Aug 201012 Aug 2010
Conference number: 9

Keywords

  • Adhesion and colonization
  • In vitro
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • TiO ceramic

Field of Science

  • 2.6 Medical engineering

Publication Type

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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