Objective. To study the colonization activity of clinical strains of uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) against various types of urological catheters.
Materials and Methods. Biofilms of E. coli (n = 6) were formed for 24 h according to the standard method. Urological catheters made from latex, polyvinylchloride, silicon and silver-coated silicon were used as a surface for bacterial colonization. The surface roughness and hydrophobicity, biofilm mass, number of colony forming units in biofilm, and frequency of conjugation were assessed.