A unique interview between doctors’ “Randy” Wolcott and “Bill Costerton occurred on February 23rd, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Costerton is referred to as the “father of biofilms,” since his role in rediscovering bacterial biofilm communities dates back to the 1970s. In 1978, he used the term “biofilm” in a now famous article in Scientific American and radically changed the field of microbiology.
Costerton’s legacy over the decades has yielded new diagnostics and treatments for conditions once thought untreatable, including gum disease, middle ear infections, chronic wounds and many more. But his research has also been translated into environmental sciences; sewage and industrial treatment, biocorrosion and food processing and many other important fields.
In this candid interview with Dr. Randy Wolcott, a woundcare physician and biofilm innovator, the two biofilm researchers discuss and review a wide range of topics:
- Early biofilm discoveries
- Pervasiveness of biofilm infections
- Orthopedics and failed prostheses
- Limitations of culture-based diagnostics
- Bacteria infect two ways
- ENT and middle ear infections
- Obstetrics and pre-term births
- Biofilm diagnostics
- Culture vs molecular diagnostics
- Small molecule compounds
- Biofilms and cancer risks
- Biofilm science contacts: research, diagnosis and treatments
Given the extraordinary educational value of information imparted by these gifted doctors, it will be a accompany the release of the documentary, Why Am I Still Sick, on the same DVD.
One more big update: The film will be released in 10 days!