July 9, 2012
Researchers Create Molecule to Make Teeth Cavityproof
|Researchers have discovered a new molecule that will make your teeth cavityproof and may change dental care forever. They have appropriately named it Keep 32—for your 32 teeth. The product can kill the bacteria that produces cavities in 60 seconds flat.|
Thus they discovered that the molecule Keep 32 eliminates the bacteria Streptococcus mutans that causes cavities in teeth in just 60 seconds.
Given its potential, and a provisional patent on the molecule in the U.S. the developers are seeking funding to complete human trials for a period of 14 to 18 months, to launch the product on the market.
"The molecule not only be incorporated into a gum, but products like toothpastes, mouthwashes, toothpastes sheets, candies, gel and other items that may be inside the mouth 60 seconds at least, "said Erich Astudillo, CEO of Top Tech Innovations, a company that undertook this development.
"In Chile we were seeking funding for two years and no one is interested in putting resources for R & D, "he says. So he joined the Founder Institute (one of the largest incubators and business accelerators in the world) to better model the business and looking for capital in international networking.
"We are currently in talks with five interested in investing in our project or buy our patents, which involve moving abroad to complete product development, "he explains. They have an ambitious business plan targeting revenue of $300 million in the first five years of operation. "We would sell the license to large corporations as personal hygiene, such as Colgate and P & G, and snacks such as Hershey's, Cadbury Trevor, among others."
For those of us who might be a bit far gone with our dental health, other work is under way to regrow teeth from stem cells.
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