Adhesion of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans to Parylene-C-Coated Polymethyl Methacrylate.

Adhesion of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans to Parylene-C-Coated Polymethyl Methacrylate.

Int J Prosthodont. 2019 Sep/Oct;32(2):193-195

Authors: Green IM, Margoni I, Nair SP, Petridis H

Abstract
PURPOSE: To determine whether coating polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) discs with Parylene-C would reduce Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans biofilm formation.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: MRSA and Candida albicans single and dual biofilms were grown for 48 hours in artificial saliva on parylene-C-coated or uncoated PMMA, and the viable biofilm colony-forming units were counted.
RESULTS: There was no significant difference in the count of viable methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or Candida albicans recovered from single- or dual-species biofilms between coated and uncoated PMMA discs.
CONCLUSION: Parylene-C does not prevent biofilm formation on PMMA.

PMID: 30856644 [PubMed - in process]