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Apparatus having an antimicrobial surface includes a medical device and a plurality of metals, at least one of which is in contact with a surface of the device and in contact with a different metal. The invention includes a method to use the apparatus to treat a living body wherein the antimicrobial surface of the apparatus is contacted with a body electrolyte thereby inhibiting growth of microorganisms in the body consequent to the use of the apparatus.

Title
Antimicrobial surfaces and inhibition of microorganism growth thereby
Application Number
6/742662
Publication Number
4886505
Application Date
June 7, 1985
Publication Date
December 12, 1989
Inventor
James D Mansour
Raleigh
NC, US
John L Haynes
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Agent
Richard E Brown
Assignee
Becton Dickinson and Company
NJ, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
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