Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 8,343,911

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

12/288,449

Date Filed

2008-10-20

Total Pages

19 pages

Abstract

The invention presented herein provides methods and compositions for the prevention and treatment of bacterial infections. The methods are based on the discovery that depletion of bioavailable iron stimulates surface motility in bacteria thus inhibiting the ability of a bacterial population to develop into a biofilm.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/591