By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Drug Week -- Research findings on Nanoparticles are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from London, United Kingdom, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The potential of antimicrobial nanoparticles to control oral infections is reviewed. Such particles can be classified as having a size no greater than 100 nm and are produced using traditional or more novel techniques."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Queen Mary University, "Exploitation of the toxic properties of nanoparticles to bacteria, fungi and viruses, in particular metals and metal oxides, as well as their incorporation into polymeric materials have increased markedly over the past decade. The potential of nanoparticles to control the formation of biofilms within the oral cavity, as a function of their biocidal, anti-adhesive and delivery capabilities, is now receiving close attention. Latest insights into the application of nanoparticles within this field, including their use in photodynamic therapy, will be reviewed."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Possible approaches to alter biocompatibility and desired function will also be covered."
For more information on this research see: Nanoparticles and the control of oral infections. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 2014;43(2):95-104. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505521)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from R.P. Allaker, Queen Mary University, Barts & London Sch Med & Dental, Inst Dental, London, United Kingdom (see also Nanoparticles).
Keywords for this news article include: London, Europe, United Kingdom, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies
Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC