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Definition of a stabilized biofilm

Rook, Tony Tony_Rook at steris.com
Mon Jul 2 13:27:33 EST 2001

To:  The Biofilm Newsgroup

I am currently interested in determining a definition of a stabilized 
biofilm.  I have been currently investigating the removal of a stabilized 
biofilm of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.  Does anyone have any literature 
references describing the required incubation times, concentrations, etc. 
to develop a "stabilized biofilm"?  I'm I correct to assume that there is 
much debate in the biofilm field as to what is a stabilized biofilm?  Any 
help will be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

Tony A. Rook
STERIS Corporation
5960 Heisley Rd
Mentor, OH 44060 USA
Phone:  (440) 392-7743
Email:  tony_rook at steris.com

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