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Compositions comprising chelating agents, metal ion salts, gelling agents or a buffer, antimicrobials, antibiofilm agents and a pH adjuster or a buffer for the prevention and treatment of wound infections and food-borne diseases involving bacterial biofilms are disclosed. The anti-infective properties of a composition include reduction or killing of anaerobic/aerobic/facultative gram-negative and gram-positive wound infection associated bacteria occurring in polymicrobial biofilms. The composition may be in the form of lotion, cream, ointment, dressing, bandage, rinse, soak, gel, spray, or other suitable forms, including certain devices. Additionally, the invention offers an efficient method of delivering the formulated composition containing one or two chelating agents or chelating agents alone or in combination with a metal ion salt using either a nanoparticle or other efficient delivery systems.

Kane Biotech | Date: 2010-01-22

The present invention provides novel compositions comprising: (a) protamine sulfate and (b) benzalkonium chloride or a silver containing particle; or (a) sodium metaperiodate and (b) 5-fluorouracil or chlorhexidine and uses thereof for the preparation of devices, and in particular medical devices, susceptible to colonization by biofilm forming bacteria.

The present invention provides compositions comprising an antibiofilm enzyme, a soluble -N-acetylglucosaminidase similar to the dspB gene (DispersinB), and an antimicrobial for preventing growth and proliferation of biofilm-embedded microorganisms in acute and chronic wounds, and methods of treatment. The invention further provides methods for preparing medical devices, and in particular, wound care devices using soluble -N-acetylglucosaminidase based antimicrobial compositions.

Kane Biotech | Date: 2014-05-01

The present invention provides novel compositions comprising: (a) a metaperiodate and (b) chlorhexidine or a chlorohexidine salt and uses thereof for the preparation of devices, and in particular medical devices, susceptible to colonization by biofilm forming bacteria.

Pavlukhina S.V.,Stevens Institute of Technology | Kaplan J.B.,The New School | Xu L.,Stevens Institute of Technology | Chang W.,Stevens Institute of Technology | And 6 more authors.
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces | Year: 2012

We developed a highly efficient, biocompatible surface coating that disperses bacterial biofilms through enzymatic cleavage of the extracellular biofilm matrix. The coating was fabricated by binding the naturally existing enzyme dispersin B (DspB) to surface-attached polymer matrices constructed via a layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition technique. LbL matrices were assembled through electrostatic interactions of poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH) and poly(methacrylic acid) (PMAA), followed by chemical cross-linking with glutaraldehyde and pH-triggered removal of PMAA, producing a stable PAH hydrogel matrix used for DspB loading. The amount of DspB loaded increased linearly with the number of PAH layers in surface hydrogels. DspB was retained within these coatings in the pH range from 4 to 7.5. DspB-loaded coatings inhibited biofilm formation by two clinical strains of Staphylococcus epidermidis. Biofilm inhibition was ≥98% compared to mock-loaded coatings as determined by CFU enumeration. In addition, DspB-loaded coatings did not inhibit attachment or growth of cultured human osteoblast cells. We suggest that the use of DspB-loaded multilayer coatings presents a promising method for creating biocompatible surfaces with high antibiofilm efficiency, especially when combined with conventional antimicrobial treatment of dispersed bacteria. © 2012 American Chemical Society. Source

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