US 9,809,477 B2
Preventing and reducing biofilm formation and planktonic proliferation
Sarah McHatton, Salem, VA (US); Irene Michelle Williams, Roanoke, VA (US); and David Drahos, Roanoke, VA (US)
Assigned to NOVOZYMES BIOLOGICALS, INC., Salem, VA (US)
Filed by Novozymes Biologicials, Inc., Salem, VA (US)
Filed on Apr. 27, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/696,710.
Application 14/696,710 is a continuation of application No. 12/052,283, filed on Mar. 20, 2008, abandoned.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/896,693, filed on Mar. 23, 2007.
Prior Publication US 2015/0225272 A1, Aug. 13, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. C02F 3/34 (2006.01); A01N 63/00 (2006.01)
CPC C02F 3/341 (2013.01) [A01N 63/00 (2013.01); C02F 3/34 (2013.01); C02F 2303/04 (2013.01); C02F 2303/20 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
 
1. A method for preventing and/or reducing biofilm formation on a surface, comprising subjecting the surface to one or more bacterial strains, wherein the one or more bacterial strains comprise:
the strain having the deposit accession number NRRL B-50017;
the strain having the deposit accession number PTA-7541;
the strain having the deposit accession number PTA-7542;
the strain having the deposit accession number PTA-7543;
the strain having the deposit accession number PTA-7545;
the strain having the deposit accession number PTA-7546;
the strain having the deposit accession number PTA-7791; or
a mixture of two or more of the strains;
wherein the biofilm formation is other than E. coli biofilm formation.