Eighty percent of wound infections are believed to be caused by bacteria with biofilm. Biofilm infections are extremely difficult to treat because they impede the body’s immune defenses and render bacteria highly resistant to antibiotics.1 Drug development cannot outpace the increase in antibiotic resistance. The WHO has called for new solutions to this global health threat. Watch how our JumpStart® antimicrobial wound dressing uses electric fields to combat biofilm.
1. Akers KS, Mende K, Cheatle KA, et al. Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program Trauma Infectious Disease Outcomes Study Group. Biofilms and persistent wound infections in United States military trauma patients: a case‐control analysis. BMC Infect Dis. 2014;14:190. doi:10.1186/1471‐2334‐14‐190.