Biomedical biofilm research

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Rapid advances in biomedical research on biofilms have recently been made thanks to the Unisense range of microsensors. Biofilms are colonies of micro-organisms, including bacteria and fungi, that are found just about everywhere including on your teeth, in the bathroom, and in sewers and drains. While many biofilms are benign, or even beneficial, there are […]

photosynthetic biofilms

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– O2, H2S and pH microprofiles in biofilm. Microbial mats undergo daily cycles that are characterized by dramatic changes in oxygen, pH and H2S dynamics. The mats are highly active systems with functional layers of only a few hundred microns. To investigate the dynamics within these layers it is important that measurements in the mat […]

what is biofilm?

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Ever wondered what that slime is in your bathroom, or that plaque on your teeth? Most likely it is a biofilm – a community of bacteria growing within a slime on a surface that is constantly moist. Biofilms are everywhere – from that plaque on your teeth, to sewage pipes, to the guts of cows. […]