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Antibacterial titanium nano-patterned arrays inspired by dragonfly wings

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, November 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (86th percentile)

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Title
Antibacterial titanium nano-patterned arrays inspired by dragonfly wings
Published in
Scientific Reports, November 2015
DOI 10.1038/srep16817
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Authors

Chris M. Bhadra, Vi Khanh Truong, Vy T. H. Pham, Mohammad Al Kobaisi, Gediminas Seniutinas, James Y. Wang, Saulius Juodkazis, Russell J. Crawford, Elena P. Ivanova

Abstract

Titanium and its alloys remain the most popular choice as a medical implant material because of its desirable properties. The successful osseointegration of titanium implants is, however, adversely affected by the presence of bacterial biofilms that can form on the surface, and hence methods for preventing the formation of surface biofilms have been the subject of intensive research over the past few years. In this study, we report the response of bacteria and primary human fibroblasts to the antibacterial nanoarrays fabricated on titanium surfaces using a simple hydrothermal etching process. These fabricated titanium surfaces were shown to possess selective bactericidal activity, eliminating almost 50% of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells and about 20% of the Staphylococcus aureus cells coming into contact with the surface. These nano-patterned surfaces were also shown to enhance the aligned attachment behavior and proliferation of primary human fibroblasts over 10 days of growth. These antibacterial surfaces, which are capable of exhibiting differential responses to bacterial and eukaryotic cells, represent surfaces that have excellent prospects for biomedical applications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 2%
Russia 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Unknown 118 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 28%
Researcher 19 15%
Student > Master 16 13%
Student > Bachelor 14 11%
Unspecified 12 10%
Other 27 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Materials Science 25 20%
Engineering 24 20%
Unspecified 23 19%
Chemistry 15 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 6%
Other 29 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 August 2018.
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#806,939
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#7,457
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#28,080
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#403
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