Small Scale Robotics for Biofilm Removal
Biofilms are communities of bacteria which lead to threatening infections and are difficult to remove. Existing treatments are inadequate because they fail to both kill and remove bacteria leading to reinfection.
This project utilizes small-scale robots built from nanoparticles to clean biofilm infections on surfaces or difficult to access spaces.
Aids with identifying the nature and cause(s) of a clinical problem or illness
Increases the efficacy of a clinical process or procedure
Enables healing from or treatment of an illness or clinical problem
Records/shares data as on-going surveillance of a clinical problem, process or procedure
Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Division of Community Oral Health, Division of Pediatric Dentistry
Penn Dental Medicine
PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Senior Research Investigator, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics