Agar/ nanosilver composite coatings for prevention of biofilm formation

Bacterial contamination on various surfaces is very common and causes serious problems, particularly on hospital surfaces/furniture and medical devices The formation of biofilms on such surfaces is recognized as the most critical biological contamination due to a difficult removal of microorganisms within the biofilm and their high resistance to different antimicrobial agents. In an attempt to overcome these problems, various strategies have been employed to