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Fighting infection with 3D-printing and silver

Lowther, Morgan (2019) Fighting infection with 3D-printing and silver. In: University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2019, 19th June 2019, University of Birmingham 2019. (Unpublished)

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Infections on the surface of prosthetic implants such as hip replacements account for a quarter of all implant removals, and are frequently life-threatening. To combat this, we need new approaches to make implants more resistant to infection, working together with the normal oral or injected antibiotics used after surgery. My research is finding ways to do just this using silver, an antimicrobial that has been in use for thousands of years. By using modern metal 3D printing techniques, it's possible to introduce silver to implants in entirely new ways. Whether through weaving silver into the ordinary alloy of an implant, or introducing a second material like a silver loaded cement, the next generation of implants could be protected from bacteria whilst having the customisability available through 3D printing.

Type of Work:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Department:School of Chemical Engineering
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College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Winner. Supervisors: Liam Grover & Sophie Cox

Date:19 June 2019
Series/Collection Name:Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2019
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
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Copyright Status:This poster is copyright of the author and/or third parties. The intellectual property rights in respect of this work are as defined by The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 or as modified by any successor legislation. Any use made of information contained in this poster must be in accordance with that legislation and must be properly acknowledged.
Copyright Holders:The Author
ID Code:3244

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