About the Authors

Ali Al-Ahmad
Operative Dentistry and Periodontology, University Medical Center of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany

Dougal Laird, Peng Zou, Karen Lienkamp
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany

Dougal Laird, Pascal Tomakidi, Thorsten Steinberg
Oral Biotechnology, University Medical Center of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany

Peng Zou, Karen Lienkamp
Department of Microsystems Engineering, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany

Corresponding Author

lienkamp@imtek.uni-freiburg.de

Competing Interests

Co-author Ali Al-Ahmad is a PLOS ONE Editorial Board member. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. Co-author Karen Lienkamp is co-inventor of patents on the here-described polymers (Antimicrobial Polymers, WO 2010/144386, EP2440540 A2, US 2012/0195849 A1). This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AAA PT TS KL. Performed the experiments: DL PZ KL. Analyzed the data: AAA DL PZ PT TS KL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AAA PT TS KL. Wrote the paper: AAA DL PZ PT TS KL.