Biomaterials for Detection, Drug Delivery and Treatment of Microbial Infections

Timeslot: Friday, April 23, 2021 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm
Room: Virtual


Microbial infections are becoming increasingly difficult to treat. Antimicrobial resistance has rendered many of our antimicrobial therapeutics ineffective, leading to a significant health and economic burden. Compounding this issue is a lack of development of new antimicrobial drug classes limiting the pipeline of available therapeutics. Advances in biomaterials for detection and therapy have the potential to improve outcomes for patients suffering from these infections, including bacterial, fungal, viral, and biofilm-associated infections. Innovations in biomaterials are arguably needed now more than ever in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will cover advances in biomaterials for the treatment and detection of microbial infections. Strategies discussed may include development of bacterial biosensors, antimicrobial coatings, nano- and micro-particle drug carriers, hydrogels, gene therapy approaches, etc.

Shijie Cao, PhD


Abstracts will be available for download on April 20, 2021.

  • 240. Evaluating the Bacterial Biofilm Inhibition of a Novel Silorane-based Biomaterial for Orthopedic Applications, Grahmm Funk, BS, BS1, Elizabeth Menuey, PhD2, Michael Dold, BS1, Alexander Brown, BS1, Wyatt Osterhage, BS1, Kathleen Kilway, PhD2, Terence McIff, PhD, MBA11University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA, 2University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA

  • 241. Bacteria-Responsive Shape Memory Polymer Wound Dressing, Maryam Ramezani, PhD student1, Mary Beth Monroe, PhD1Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

  • 242. Bacteria Responsive Biopolymer-Coated Gelatin Nanoparticles to Combat Bacterial Biofilms, Yingying Wang, Anita Shukla, PhDBrown University, Providence, RI, USA

  • 243. Engineered Fibrin Nanoparticles for Efficient Drug Delivery to Biofilms, Grant Scull, B.S.1,2, Ashley Brown, PhD1,2, Lauren Schnabel, DVM, PhD2, Jessica Gilbertie, MS, DVM, PhD21University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 2North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

Invited Speaker(s)