Biofilms are slimy, glue-like membranes that are produced by microbes in order to colonize surfaces. They protect microbes from the body's immune system and increase their resistance to antibiotics. Biofilms represent one of the biggest threats to patients in hospital settings. But there is good news -- Canadian scientists have developed a novel enzyme technology that prevents the formation of biofilms and can also break them down.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Research Chairs Program, Fonds de recherche Quebec santé, SickKids Foundation, Canadian Glycomics Network