Within the field of urogynecology there is an urge to develop an optimal biocompatible implant for the improvement of surgical repair of pelvic organs prolapse. Bacterial contamination of the implant seems unavoidable during surgery. Even after infection prophylaxes, the vagina is colonized with different bacterial species, with Staphylococcus aureus being one of the most common. Subclinical contamination of the implant is important since complications are linked to bacterial contamination Therefore, the susceptibly to bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation is an important aspect during the development of new pelvic floor implants. However, there is no gold standard test to assess biofilm formation on implants in vitro.
Poster presented during the AMiCI Workshop for Early Career Investigators (ECIs) and Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM). Riga, Latvia, 7th of March 2019