This research aims to develop quorum-sensing inhibitors, antimicrobial peptides, mimics and nitric oxide-releasing polymers, incorporating them into polymers and biomaterials to reduce device-related infections.
Up to 65% of all hospital acquired infections are caused by microbial colonisation of surfaces. This is a major health problem that can be prevented by new technologies which will save billions of dollars in healthcare costs and provide substantial economic benefits for industries.
Professor Naresh Kumar
School of Chemistry
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Professor Mark Willcox
Professor and Director of Research
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