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dc.contributor.authorMcLeod, Bruce R.
dc.contributor.authorSandvik, Elizabeth L.
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-12T21:35:57Z
dc.date.available2017-04-12T21:35:57Z
dc.date.issued2009-07
dc.identifier.citationMcLeod, Bruce R., Sandvik, Elizabeth L., "A biofilm growth protocol and the design of a magnetic field exposure setup to be used in the study of magnetic fields as a means of controlling bacterial biofilms," Bioelectromagnetics, 2010 31(1):56-63.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0197-8462
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/12712
dc.description.abstractThe use of prosthetic implants is increasing both in the United States and around the world and there is a concomitant rise in cases of biofilm-based, persistent infections that are quite serious and virtually impervious to antibiotic treatment. The development of alternate therapies that do not involve long term use of high levels of antibiotics or surgical intervention is needed. Based on the success of using electric or magnetic fields to alter certain physiological processes, it is hypothesized that relatively low level magnetic fields, in conjunction with the appropriate antibiotic, may be able to help control and eventually clear bacterial biofilms on a prosthetic. In order to test this hypothesis, it is necessary to first develop a means of growing laboratory grade biofilms on specific materials in a way that is repeatable between experiments and that can be reproduced by other laboratories. Secondly, a means of applying controlled magnetic fields to the surfaces supporting the biofilms at a defined temperature must be developed. This article addresses both of these points.en_US
dc.titleA biofilm growth protocol and the design of a magnetic field exposure setup to be used in the study of magnetic fields as a means of controlling bacterial biofilmsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage56en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage63en_US
mus.citation.issue1en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleBioelectromagneticsen_US
mus.citation.volume31en_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1002/bem.20529en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agricultureen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentCell Biology & Neuroscience.en_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemistry & Biochemistry.en_US
mus.relation.departmentElectrical & Computer Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentEngineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentMicrobiology & Immunology.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.data.thumbpage5en_US


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