Chemical Microrobots as Self-Propelled Microbrushes against Dental Biofilm

Katherine Villa, Jitka Viktorova, Jan Plutnar, Tomáš Ruml, Lan Hoang, Martin Pumera

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Autonomous self-propelled tubular microrobots based on titanium dioxide decorated with platinum nanoparticles were developed by Villa et al. for the degradation of dental biofilm strains. The killing ability of these micromachines is attributed to their antibacterial activity and the continuous generation of microbubbles at the biofilm surface.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100181
JournalCell Reports Physical Science
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sept 23

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
M.P. was supported by Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports grant LL2002 under ERC CZ program.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 The Author(s)

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Energy(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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