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