New areas in development
OneLife is investigating more biofilm-issues to support the following:
Antibiotics alone fail to completely eliminate biofilm on implantable medical devices.
The place of implants with regards to nosocomial infections is particular: when infected, practice is to eliminate sources of systemic infection. However, with implants
removal is not always possible
for fragile patients without causing major problems for the patient.
Antibiotic lock therapy: to "save the implant" the use of antibiotics at high doses and for prolonged periods (8h/day) is needed.