HKU Engineering and Dentistry collaborative study reveals Nanodiamonds to be an effective agent in tackling oral infections

Scientists from the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) revealed for the first time the inhibitory effect on oral pathogenic biofilms by high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) NDs.

Dr. Chu Zhiqin, Assistant Professor of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; and Dr. Prasanna Neelakantan, Clinical Assistant Professor in Endodontics revealed that NDs work as an effective agent against both free-floating cells (planktonic cells) and attached cells (biofilm) of bacteria and fungi that are highly relevant in oral and systemic infections. Their finding has been listed in a journal article published in Biomaterials Science titled “Biofilm inhibition in oral pathogens by nanodiamonds”.

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