Graphene Binds Drugs That Kill Bacteria on Medical Implants To Prevent Infection

Graphene-Bound Usnic Acid Protects Implants

Usnic acid (yellow) is integrated in and released from the implant’s graphene coating. The usnic acid kills the bacteria (green) and thereby prevents them from forming infectious biofilms on the surface. Credit: Yen Strandqvist/Chalmers University of Technology

Bacterial infections relating to medical implants place a huge burden on healthcare and cause great suffering to patients worldwide. Now, researchers at