Capability to grow and handle a wide variety of microorganisms, including opportunistic pathogens
The ability to investigate bacterial adherence and survival on a wide range of surfaces
Analysis of bacterial sensitivity to antimicrobial compounds (e.g. Zone of inhibition assay, Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) assay)
Analysis of bacterial biofilms
Analysis of bacterial cell morphology (by high magnification SEM) and bacterial viability on surfaces (live/dead viability assays) to assess the survival of microorganisms and their ability to colonise the surface.