By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- New research on Bioactive and Compatible Polymers is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Uttar Pradesh, India, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "In this study, nanofibers against pro dimorphic fungal sessile growth were developed. Quercetin was successfully encapsulated within poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide)-poly(epsilon-caprolactone) nanofibers using an electrospinning technique."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Indian Institute of Technology, "Field emission scanning electron microscopy, fluorescent microscopy, and Fourier-transformed infrared spectrometer were used to confirm the formation as well as encapsulation of quercetin within the nanofibers. These fabricated nanofibers were further evaluated to determine the effectiveness of the antibiofilm activity against Candida albicans. The cytocompatibility of quercetin-encapsulated nanofibers was found to be similar to control and pure polymeric nanofibers based on 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay against human embryonic kidney (HEK-293) cell lines."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "These fabricated nanofibers potentially could be used as coatings on biomedical devices to inhibit microbial contaminations."
For more information on this research see: Antibiofilm activity of quercetin-encapsulated cytocompatible nanofibers against Candida albicans. Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, 2013;28(6):652-665. Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers can be contacted at: Sage Publications Ltd, 1 Olivers Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP, England. (Sage Publications - www.sagepub.com/; Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers - jbc.sagepub.com)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P. Vashisth, Indian Inst Technol Roorkee IITR, Dept. of Polymer Sci & Engn, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Additional authors for this research include K. Nikhil, S.C. Pemmaraju, P.A. Pruthi, V. Mallick, H. Singh, A. Patel, N.C. Mishra, R.P. Singh and V. Pruthi (see also Bioactive and Compatible Polymers).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Uttar Pradesh, Bioactive and Compatible Polymers
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