Photodynamic Therapy as a Novel Antimicrobial Strategy Against Biofilm-Based Nosocomial Infections: Study Protocols

  • Francesco GiulianiEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1147)


Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), also known as nosocomial infections, are one of the most serious health-care issues currently influencing health-care costs. Among them, those sustained by microbial biofilm represent a major public health concern. Here, we describe the experimental protocols for microbial biofilm inactivation relying on antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (APDT) as a new strategy for the control of these kinds of infections.

Key words

Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (APDT) Photosensitizer (PS) RLP068/Cl Staphylococcus aureus Pseudomonas aeruginosa 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Molteni Therapeutics srlScandicci (Fi)Italy

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