3D printing of biomaterials with antibacterial properties
The global issue of antimicrobial drug resistance necessitates novel interventions. Biomaterials with antimicrobial properties are emerging as an attractive solution for a wide variety of applications including wound healing and tissue engineering, where persistent bacteria pose a serious health threat. The EU-funded GelPrint project is developing peptide-based antimicrobial or bacteriostatic hydrogels that can be 3D printed. Researchers are exploring lysine-based polypeptides and investigating their antibacterial properties and feasibility to be used in tissue regeneration. The GelPrint printable tissue regenerating platform is highly innovative and has great clinical potential to address nosocomial infections.
Fields of science
- medical and health sciencesmedical biotechnologytissue engineering
- natural scienceschemical sciencespolymer sciences
- engineering and technologyindustrial biotechnologybiomaterials
- natural sciencesbiological sciencesmicrobiology
- medical and health sciencesbasic medicinepharmacology and pharmacydrug resistanceantibiotic resistance