All biomaterials implants and devices attract microorganisms
Healthy ageing with a high quality of life is a general desire. Ageing starts with birth and no matter how well we adapt our lifestyles to age in a healthy way, sooner or later the human body will become beyond natural repair.
Sometimes, severe trauma causes the human body to become damaged beyond natural repair. Often, oncological removal surgery creates irreparable damage by natural processes. Eventually as the body ages, the natural repair capabilities will not be able to keep up with the everyday wear and tear on the body, requiring intervention.
Numerous permanent biomaterials implants or temporary devices are available for the restoration or temporary support of function. Implants and devices may differ widely, e.g. artificial hearts, prosthetic joints, vascular prostheses, dental implants, surgical meshes, breast implants, sutures, urinary and intravascular catheters, voice prostheses, contact lenses, but all biomaterials implants and devices attract microorganisms that
- interfere with their intended function,
- limit their lifespan
- or cause sepsis which can even be life threatening.