Design and function of engineered peptide- and polymer-based biomaterials for antimicrobial therapeutics
- At: 2014 FIP Congress in PSWC, Melbourne (Australia)
- Type: Presentation
- By: EE, Rachel Pui-Lai (NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE, PHARMACY, Singapore, Singapore)
The dramatic increase in antibiotic-resistant infections has created a pressing need for new and more efficacious antibiotics. An area that has garnered significant clinical interest is the production of cationic antimicrobial peptides and hydrogels. Charge and facial amphilicity in the design allow electrostatic interaction with the bacterial.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.