Microbial Adhesion

Dominique Miller DM at ffaltd.demon.co.uk
Thu Jan 29 13:07:44 EST 1998


In article <28C8B514497ED111AF510000F803473E01B970 at POWER.coe.montana.edu
>, "Cook, Guy" <guy_c at erc.montana.edu> writes
>Lynda,
>
>Dr. Jiamin Wan from UC-Berkley and myself have studied UMB's (ultra
>micro bacteria)
>in a flow cell which simulates porous media.  Direct observation of
>adhesion and growth can be seen by confocal microscopy.  The flow cells
>were designed to simulate a porous environment at the micron level.
>
>Cheers,
>
>Guy Cook
>Microscopist
>Center for Biofilm Engr.
>MSU
>Bozeman, MT 59715
>Guy_c at erc.montana.edu
>
>Dear all,
>
>I am a PhD student. My work consists in studying microbial adhesion to
>porous solid surfaces.
>I am looking for techniques that show whether cells are really adhered
>or
>just trapped in the pores of the support.
>I would be grateful if any of you could help me.
>
>
>
Dear Guy

We produce Imaging software and have a long standing customer
Switzerland who uses it for measuring adhesion of tissue cells to
medical implants - which is apparently a major factor in their
biocompatibility.

His name is Geoff Richards and he works at the AO/AISF in Davos
Switzerland.  He has published a couple of articles about his work in
the Journal of Microscopy Vol. 177, Pt 1, January 1995 pp.43-52 and Cell
Biology International, Vol. 19, No. 12, 1995.  If you would like his
contact details please let me know. 

You can download a demo copy of the software that was used for his
measurements at the web site below.

Best Regards

Dominique

Dominique Miller                 
Sales & Marketing Executive         Tel: +44 (0) 191 201 2180
Foster Findlay Associates Ltd.      Fax: +44 (0) 191 201 2190
Newcastle Technopole, Kings Manor   E-mail: dominique at ffaltd.demon.co.uk
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6PA, UK.   www: http://www.demon.co.uk/ffaltd/
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