Posts filed under: Publications

Micro-patterned surfaces reduce bacterial colonization and biofilm formation in vitro: Potential for enhancing endotracheal tube designs (2014)

Background Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a leading hospital acquired infection in intensive care units despite improved patient care practices and...... Read More

Surface micropattern limits bacterial contamination (2014)

Sharklet recently completed a large project that examined how the Sharklet micropattern can be used to reduce bacterial touch transfer...... Read More

Micro-patterned polyurethane surfaces for reducing bacterial attachment associated with catheter-associated blood stream infections (2013)

Background: Central venous catheters (CVCs) are responsible for approximately 90% of all catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs). These CRBSIs, commonly caused...... Read More

Micro-patterned surfaces for reducing bacterial migration associated with catheter-associated urinary tract infection (2011)

While previous CAUTI studies completed by Sharklet focused on flat samples, this study used cylindrical samples designed to emulate the...... Read More

Evaluating the Feasibility of Reducing Surface Contamination in Healthcare Facilities with Micro-Pattern Films (2011)

In a healthcare setting, micro-patterned films applied to high-touch environmental surfaces would likely experience physical wear and oily residue from...... Read More

Efficacy of microscopic surface patterning for reducing hospital environmental contamination (2011)

In this six-month hospital study, acrylic film with Sharklet micro-pattern was adhesively mounted onto wall panels  and mounted in six...... Read More

Previous Sharklet-related Publications

Here are some of the earliest publications related to Sharklet, dealing with surface energy and antifouling performance.... Read More