To combat the spread and persistence of bacteria which lead to health problems such as food poisoning and antimicrobial resistance, a cluster of micro-organisms called biofilms must be suppressed.
A biofilm is a thin, slimy and sticky layer that houses a community of bacteria and other micro-organisms on any surface.
As the harmful bacteria are located close to one another, biofilms can accelerate the spread of infections and diseases. If bio-films are present in a food processing facilities, contaminants will be easily transferred to food, leading to food poisoning.
Singapore National Biofilm consortium were formed to help companies combat bacteria caused by bio-film.