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Laser induced vapour nanobubbles as a novel therapeutic approach for treating biofilm-related infections

Biofilms are consortia of micro-organisms that cause e.g. wound and dental root canal infections. One important reason for the decreased sensitivity of cells in a biofilm to antimicrobial agents is hindered transport of drugs. This project aims at improving drug transport by disrupting the biofilm structure through laser induced vapour nanobubbles and by incorporating antimicrobial drugs in nanomedicine carriers.

Date:1 Jan 2015 →  31 Dec 2021
Keywords:biophotonics, biofilms, nanomedicines
Disciplines:Pharmacology, Immunology, Drug discovery and development, Pharmacotherapy, Medical imaging and therapy, Medicinal products, Other pharmaceutical sciences, Pharmacognosy and phytochemistry, Pharmaceutics, Biomarker discovery and evaluation, Microbiology, Other paramedical sciences, Toxicology and toxinology