US Patent 9,539,367
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
The present invention provides a gallium-containing composition for coating/impregnating a device or device surface to prevent biofilm growth formation. The present invention also provides a method of preventing or inhibiting biofilm growth formation. The present invention also provides methods for killing established biofilms.
Britigan, Bradley E. and Singh, Pradeep K. Gallium inhibits biofilm formation. US Patent 9,539,367 filed December 03, 2004 and issued January 10, 2017. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/678