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Table 1 Summary of Initiation of breakthrough survival in various biofilm formations

From: Modeling microbial survival in buildup biofilm for complex medical devices

   Breakthrough initiation1
Nutrient
medium
Organism TBF
Treatment:
GLUT
BBF
Treatment: GLUT
TBF
Treatment:
AHP
BBF
Treatment:
AHP
High2 E. faecalis 15 7 24 12
  P. aeruginosa 6 5 9 8
  C. albicans 9 5 15 7
Low3 E. faecalis 30 15 NBD4 NBD
  P. aeruginosa 18 12 NBD NBD
  C. albicans 24 13 NBD NBD
  1. The day (in TBF) or cycle (in BBF) when breakthrough growth was first detected in traditional biofilm or buildup biofilm formed by repetitive exposure to drying, HLD, and reseeding. Results are an average of 9 replicates; SD ≤ 10%.
  2. 1 For TBF, the breakthrough time is recorded in days. For BBF, the breakthrough time is recorded in cycles (of a 2-day cycling period).
  3. 2 High nutrient media (ATS (for TBF) or Enzymatic detergent (for BBF))
  4. 3 Low nutrient media (Water)
  5. 4 NBD: no breakthrough detected; limit of detection for viability counting is 10 cfu/peg