Recent advances in anti-infection surfaces fabricated on biomedical implants by plasma-based technology

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-6
Journal / PublicationSurface and Coatings Technology
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2016


Infection is one of the major post-surgery complications in orthopedics and dentistry and plasma-based technology is effective in mitigating infection by introducing antibacterial agents into the biomedical implants. By selecting the proper elements and operating parameters in the plasma-based processes, anti-infection and osseo-integration can be accomplished simultaneously. In this mini-review, recent advance in the design and construction of anti-infection surfaces by plasma-based techniques is discussed with emphasis on plasma immersion ion implantation and deposition (PIII&D) and magnetron sputtering. The underlying mechanisms are discussed and a better understanding enables the design and fabrication of better anti-microbial surfaces. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.