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bi·o·film

 (bī′ō-fĭlm′)
n.
A complex structure adhering to surfaces that are regularly in contact with water, consisting of colonies of bacteria that secrete a mucilaginous protective coating in which they are encased. Biofilms, which are resistant to antibiotics and disinfectants, corrode pipes and cause diseases such as lung infections, but they can be used beneficially to treat sewage, industrial waste, and contaminated soil.

biofilm

(ˈbaɪəʊˌfɪlm)
n
(Microbiology) a thin layer of living organisms
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com)-- The Biofilm Engineering Research Group at Washington State University will be sponsoring an Electrochemically Active Biofilms Short Course in collaboration with Gamry Instruments.
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At this years' drinktec, GEA Service will therefore emphasize the GEA SAFEXPERT(tm) antibiofilm program for the beverage and dairy industry, ensuring that biofilm is no longer an issue in securing superior product quality.
Study of the biofilm production capacity in Streptococcus equi subsp.
ABSTRACT: Calcium precipitation and biofilm formation in halophilic bacteria were investigated in the current study.
org/content/early/2017/06/19/1702798114) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  journal, the team discovered enzymes in the Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterium and the Aspergillus fumigatus fungus that will weaken the biofilm surrounding them.
coli O157:H7 in planktonic and biofilm state under stressed conditions of NaCl, pH, temperature and ORS (Oral Rehydration Salt) powder and then make comparisons.