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Project INFECTION CONTROL

 

New models and methods for studying infection – Development of new concepts for infection control in clinical applications.

The aim is to have a better understanding of the pathogenesis of infections associated with medical devices and to evaluate new antimicrobial strategies. Bacterial pathogens causing implant extractions are evaluated by assessing their virulence, such as their ability to form biofilms and susceptibility to antibiotics. A standardized diagnostic method, with the potential to guide antimicrobial treatment decisions of clinical infections with a biofilm origin, has been recently developed and will be verified in clinical studies. In addition, the project aims at understanding the mechanisms by which staphylococci develop biofilms on implant surfaces with different physicochemical properties using microbiological, molecular and microscopy methods.
 


Partners

University of Gothenburg
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
The Institute for Postgraduate Dental Education, Jönköping
Integrum AB
Region Västra Götaland
TATAA Biocenter AB

 


Project leader

Dr Margarita Trobos, University of Gothenburg
 

Contact Information

BIOMATCELL

P.O. Box 412, SE-405 30 Göteborg

Visiting Address:
Arvid Wallgrens backe 20, 7th floor

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