Doped nanoparticles as antibacterial agents
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles are doped or co-doped with elements such as nitrogen to produce novel multifunctional nanoparticles that are capable of addressing the current need for biomaterials that have non-leaching and long-lasting antibacterial properties.
In addition to use in dental biomaterials, applications in medicine include bioactive orthopedic cements capable of promoting healing at the prosthesis/bone adhesive interface and anticancer treatments based on nanoparticle-mediated photodynamic therapy. Health-related applications include antibacterial coatings and paints that are capable of decreasing the incidence of cross-contamination in hospitals, ambulances, dental practices, airports, stations, and households.
IP status: PCT/US2017/065103