Control of Biofilm Infections by Signal Manipulation pp 1-11

Part of the Springer Series on Biofilms book series (BIOFILMS, volume 2)

Introduction

  • Naomi Balaban
  • Dacheng Ren
  • Michael Givskov
  • Thomas Bovbjerg Rasmussen
Chapter

Abstract

This introductory chapter discusses the problem of drug resistance and persistent medical biofilm infections, emphasizing the need for alternative approaches to the prevention and treatment of biofilm infections. Such alternative approaches are described in subsequent chapters, culminating with clinical studies that describe treating otherwise untreatable wound infections with the aid of antibiofilm approaches.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naomi Balaban
    • 1
  • Dacheng Ren
    • 2
  • Michael Givskov
    • 3
  • Thomas Bovbjerg Rasmussen
    • 4
  1. 1.Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Infectious DiseasesTufts UniversityNorth GraftonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical and Chemical EngineeringSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA
  3. 3.BioCentrum-DTUTechnical University of DenmarkKgs LyngbyDenmark
  4. 4.Innovation, Cultures & Enzymes DivisionHørsholmDenmark

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