Engineered biological nanofactories may be able to prevent bacterial infections by confusing bacteria and stop them from spreading, without the use of antibiotics. Research from the A. James Clark School of Engineering in College Park, Maryland, have created nanofactories that can tell the difference between bad bacteria and good bacteria and disrupt the bad.
The nanotechnology application may be able to interfere with a strain of bacteria that has become antibiotic-resistant because they are designed to affect communication, instead of trying to kill the bacteria.
Bioengineering May Defeat Antibiotic-Resistant Germs
1. Bioengineering - Opportunity for bioengineering applications to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria without the use of antibiotics.
2. Nanotechnology - Opportunity to utilize nanofactories for targeted disruption of specific strains of bacteria.
3. Antibiotic Resistance - Opportunity to address the growing problem of antibiotic resistance through innovative bacterial disruption techniques.
1. Healthcare - Disruptive innovation in the development of alternative treatments for bacterial infections, reducing reliance on antibiotics.
2. Biotechnology - Opportunity for biotech companies to explore the use of bioengineered nanofactories in bacterial infection prevention.
3. Nanotechnology - Emerging field of nanotechnology can contribute to the development of targeted bacterial disruption solutions.