Microbial biofilms have been playing a major role in many processes such as infection, disease spreading and resistance to antibiotics.

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Uncontrolled microbial contamination is a common cause of rejection of biomedical devices such as plastic catheters, prosthetic implants, and medical devices.

Detailed view of Streptococcus mutans

Detailed view of Streptococcus mutans

  • High-resolution imaging of the microbial surface using SEM helps better understanding of the morphology of microbial populations, bacteria communication and the biofilm formation.
  • TESCAN SEMs help researchers to visualize microbial populations with great focal depth and high resolution.
  • The microbial biofilms can be observed non coated with the environment-like conditions either using our variable pressure UniVac mode or using the Cryo-SEM adaptation.
  • For scientists interested in the ultrastructure features of individual, uncoated bacteria, we offer ultrahigh-resolution SEMs, which are specifically designed to provide the unprecedented sub-nanometre resolution at very low accelerating voltages.
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    Adhesion of Streptococcus mutans to Dental Restorative Materials

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    STEM detector in life science applications

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