Camstent is developing coatings to be bacteria-phobic
The coating will be, when finalised, 'non-stick', preventing adhesion and colonisation; rather than killing the organisms
Biofilms are thin layers of microorganisms, usually protozoa and bacteria, which aggregate on exposed surface of medical devices. They directly irritate the surrounding tissue and release toxins that cause inflammation and infection. Camstent's surface coating inhibits biofilm formation of pathogenic microorganisms, potentially preventing patients from developing infections and potentially protect against possible tissue damage caused by these organisms.
Camstent coatings are free of toxins and antibacterial agents.
The absence of antibacterial agents means that the Camstent coated catheter does not contribute to bacterial resistance, thereby minimising the potential side effect of stimulating resistant organisism that is often a side effect of treating HAIs.
The coated catheter surface reduced colonisation ten-fold in independent and comparative laboratory tests.