Characterization of biofilm, histological assessment of polymicrobial interactions, and histological evaluation of infection are facilitated by advanced imaging capabilities.
NTS offers investigators advanced capabilities in microbial and fungal imaging using transmission and scanning electron microscopy, in addition to standard and confocal fluorescent imaging (live imaging and time lapse capabilities).
NTS has access to state-of-the-art imaging facilities to assist with all aspects of image capture, assessment, and quantification.
Parenteral Lipid Emulsion Induces Germination of Candida Albicans and Increases Biofilm Formation on Medical Catheter Surfaces
The administration of parenteral nutrition, including lipid emulsion (LE), to patients via medical catheters is an unexplained risk factor for the development of candidemia.
Infections due to Candida parapsilosis have been associated with the ability of this fungus to form biofilms on indwelling medical devices.
Development of a 96-well Catheter-based Microdilution Method to Test Antifungal Susceptibility of Candida Biofilms
Candida biofilms, which are often associated with device-related infections, including catheter-related bloodstream infections, are resistant to commonly used antifungal agents.
In Vitro and In Vivo Activity of a Novel Catheter Lock Solution against Bacterial and Fungal Biofilms
Central-line-associated bloodstream infections are increasingly recognized to be associated with intraluminal microbial biofilms, and effective measures for the prevention and treatment of bloodstream infections remain lacking.