Development of a new antibacterial biomaterial by tetracycline immobilization on calcium-alginate beads

Ozseker E. E. , AKKAYA A.

CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS, cilt.151, ss.441-451, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 151
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2016.05.073
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.441-451


In recent years, increasing risk of infection, caused by resistant microorganism to antibiotics, has become the limelight discovery of new and natural antibacterial materials. Heavy metals, such as silver, copper, mercury and titanium, have antibacterial activity. Products, which improved these metals, do not have stable antibacterial property. Therefore, use of these products is restricted. The aim of this study was to immobilize tetracycline to alginate and improve an antibacterial biomaterial. For this purpose, calcium alginate beads were formed by dropping to calcium-chloride solution and tetracycline was immobilized to beads using 1-ethyl 3 (3 dimethylaminopropyl)carbodiimide at optimum conditions. After immobilization, actualization of immobilization was investigated by analyzing ATR-FTIR spectrum and SEM images. Also, antibacterial property of obtained product was tested. Improved product demonstrated antibacterial property. It has potential for open wound, surgical drapes, bed and pillow sheath in hospitals and it may also be used for increasing human comfort in daily life. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.