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Table 1 The Sharklet micropattern reduces bacterial colonization after blood protein treatment LD: ANOVA determination of Average LogCFU/50 mm2; SEM: Standard error of the Mean; Conditions that share the same statistical group are not significantly different with p > 0.05

From: An engineered micropattern to reduce bacterial colonization, platelet adhesion and fibrin sheath formation for improved biocompatibility of central venous catheters

Organism Agitation Incubation period (hr) Pre-condition media Unpatterned LD (SEM) −3SK2x2 LD (SEM) Percent Reduction p value cpi
S. aureus ATCC 6538 Static 1 Saline 4.05 (0.17) 3.17 (0.20) 94% 0.001 A
A
Whole Blood 3.82 (0.13) 3.37 (0.16) 83% 0.003
18 Saline 4.91 (0.25) 3.91 (0.21) 89% 0.019 A
Whole Blood 3.71 (0.29) 3.23 (0.31) 70% 0.048 A
Dynamic 1 Saline 5.23 (0.22) 4.79 (0.16) 64% 0.128 A
Whole Blood 4.5 (0.21) 3.9 (0.37) 74% 0.128 A
18 Saline 5.66 (0.1) 4.82 (0.19) 85% 0.008 A
Whole Blood 4.49 (0.17) 4.06 (0.23) 63% 0.032 A
S. epidermidis ATCC 35984 Static 1 Saline 5.04 (0.09) 4.23 (0.15) 84% 0.065 A
25% Serum 3.68 (0.08) 3.24 (0.12) 64% 0.005 A
18 Saline 5.06 (0.1) 3.92 (0.1) 91% 0.001 A
25% Serum 3.84 (0.09) 3.47 (0.12) 71% 0.003 A