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Coatings have long been considered an avenue for infection prevention in orthopedic procedures. These coatings, some of which utilize silver, have largely not been commercialized because regulators seek greater evidence of their safety, creating a long, expensive road for device companies. Announcements in the last half of 2018 and early 2019 indicate that companies continue to push to get them on the market and that productive conversations are taking place with regulators. This session began with a history of antimicrobial coatings followed by a look at recent research and technology.