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Table 1 Percentage of dead sessile cells within biofilm biomass measured by means of CLSM analysis. Significant differences are represented as follows: aBioloy® vs Ti6Al4V p < 0.05, bCoCrMo vs Ti6Al4V p < 0.05

From: Ability of adhesion and biofilm formation of pathogens of periprosthetic joint infections on titanium-niobium nitride (TiNbN) ceramic coatings

 % Dead cells in biofilm
S. aureusS. epidermidisP. aeruginosaC. acnes
RSRSRSRS
Bioloy®5.9 ± 13 ± 15.2 ± 1.43 ± 1.86.7 ± 0.83.3 ± 0.7a12.4 ± 4.112.3 ± 6.9
Ti6Al4V3.5 ± 0.45.8 ± 1.96.4 ± 3.15.1 ± 13.2 ± 0.95.4 ± 1.518 ± 3.313.4 ± 2.9
CoCrMo5.7 ± 2.13.1 ± 0.83.3 ± 0.93.1 ± 1.36.1 ± 3.23.5 ± 1b13.1 ± 7.914 ± 5.4
  1. R rough surface, S smooth surface