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A new cost effective approach for plaque control and tooth decay prevention
Biocompatible nanoparticle based hydrogen peroxide combination therapy for the treatment of dental biofilms and prevention of tooth decay Problem: Dental biofilms (plaque) are multilayer bacterial communities that exist within a protective extracellular matrix, thus making them extremely difficult to treat or remove. Over time, a highly acidic...
Published: 1/27/2020   |   Inventor(s): Hyun Koo
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Category(s): Therapeutics & Vaccines
Automated Micro-Particle Robotic Swarm for the Chemical and Mechanical Removal of Biofilms
Wirelessly activated iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) forming micro-robots that chemically and mechanically remove biofilms with high precision and efficacy by magnetic control. Technology Overview: Biofilms are extremely difficult to eliminate. They are made up of bacterial cells encapsulated in a protective, sticky matrix that helps them to firmly...
Published: 8/1/2019   |   Inventor(s): Hyun Koo, Edward Steager, Elizabeth Hunter, Kathleen Stebe, Vijay Kumar
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Category(s): Materials, Medical Devices, Agriculture & Food Science & Nutrition