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Penn Medicine to Conduct New Clinical Trial to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Chewing Gum Designed by School of Dental Medicine Researchers to Trap SARS-CoV-2 in Saliva

The trial will recruit participants from a pool of Penn Medicine employees whose responses to the PennOpen Pass screening system indicate that they may be infected with COVID-19.

New Applications for Teeth-Cleaning Microrobots, including Dental Treatment and Diagnostics

A proof-of-concept study has shown that these microrobots can also access the difficult-to-reach surfaces of the root canal with controlled precision.

New Penn Dental School Study Identifies Protein that Can Potentially Keep Bone Loss in Check

The research identifies the protein IFT80 as a key player in regulating populations of osteoclasts, cells that break down bone.

Penn Research on Chewing Gum that Could Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Enters Clinical Trial

Researchers are preparing to launch the first human trial to see how the gum affects active COVID-19 patients.

School of Dental Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Science Develop Hands-Free System to Brush and Floss Teeth Using Microrobots

In a proof-of-concept study, microrobots effectively cleaned plaque and decay-causing bacteria from both mock and human teeth. 

A chewing gum that could reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission

In experiments using saliva samples from COVID-19 patients, the gum, which contains the ACE2 protein, neutralized the virus, according to research led by School of Dental Medicine scientists.

Applications now being accepted for the President’s Innovation Prize

Unique to both Penn and across higher education, the Prize underscores the University’s considerable commitment to encouraging students to put their knowledge to work for the betterment of humankind.

Smart dental implants

Geelsu Hwang of the School of Dental Medicine and colleagues are developing a smart dental implant that resists bacterial growth and generates its own electricity through chewing and brushing to power

Penn Dental Medicine, Penn Engineering Award first IDEA Prize to advance oral health care innovation

Penn Dental Medicine and Penn Engineering, which teamed earlier this year to launch the Center for Innovation and Precision Dentistry (CiPD), recently awarded the Center’s first IDEA Prize.

Beaker List: Top entrepreneurial life science professors @ Penn

IOS, a life science innovation blog by Alix Ventures, featured the top entrepreneurial life science professors at Penn.  The list contained some of the top innovators at Penn, including Drs. Carl June

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