Nano-based Microbubble Scrubber Can Destroy Infection-Spreading Microbial Biofilms

Faculty in the News: Hyunjoon Kong, Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Date

10/24/18
Researchers have developed a nano-based system of microbubbles to destroy biofilms that cause antibiotic-resistant infections to settle & persist on hospital devices and surfaces, & other surfaces. (Image source: University of llinois at Urbana-Champaign)

BLASTING BIOFILMS - Design News, Oct. 24-Antibiotic-resistant infections derived from microbial films that coat medical devices and surfaces in hospitals are becoming a deadly epidemic. U. of I. researchers have come up with a new solution to this problem with a nano-based system of microbubbles to wipe out these films and prevent them from spreading disease.
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