Exopolysaccharides For Preventing And Controlling The Formation Of Biofilms


The invention relates to exopolysaccharides, preferably obtained by fermenting bacteria from deep hydrothermal ecosystems, serving as agents for preventing the formation of unwanted biofilms on a surface. The invention also relates to a method for protecting a surface by preventing the formation of the primary film leading to unwanted biofilms, wherein the method includes placing said surface in contact with at least one exopolysaccharide of the invention, or grafting the exopolysaccharide of the invention onto said surface. The invention also relates to a method for modifying the physical properties of a surface such that the adhesion of an unwanted bacterial biofilm to said surface is reduced.

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Document History
  • Publication: Jan 5, 2012
  • Application: Jul 1, 2011
    WO EP 2011061156 W
  • Priority: Aug 31, 2010
    EP EP 10305928 A
  • Priority: Jul 2, 2010
    EP EP 10305725 A

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