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Biofilm on Silicon MEMS Device

Biofilm on Silicon MEMS Device

This is an SEM micrograph of a biofilm forming on a silicon substrate. The lower region is the silicon structure. The structure has been completely encapsulated by a biofilm, which is the mat-like structure in the top part of the photograph. The round nodule in the center of the photograph is a white blood cell. It is possible that such white blood cells "found" the silicon device, and orchestrated the formation of the biofilm. The biofilm formation rendered the device non-functional.

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