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Dressings and biofilms: interpreting evidence from in vitro biofilm models

Katie Bourdillon
15 February 2016

<p>In vitro models are used to study biofilm behaviour. However, the model and assay conditions can substantially affect results. This review discusses published in vitro biofilm models used to evaluate antimicrobial wound dressings, identifying variables that may affect outcomes. Many biofilm models mimic specific clinical conditions, which may explain conflicting data. Understanding the relationship between model design, environmental conditions and experimental outcome is crucial to interpreting test results. </p>

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