Bacterial resistant- This study may aid in preventing antibacterial resistance!!
Bacteria are microscopic single-celled organisms. It consists of a single cell with a simple internal structure. Most of the bacteria are harmless and beneficial. Only a few species are harmful and cause diseases. Antimicrobials are the agent that kills or prevent the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses or fungi. Nowadays bacteria are rapidly evolving and becoming resistant to these antimicrobials.
The new materials researchers have designed and built allow antibacterial to be more potent and have the ability to wipe out bacteria at smaller concentrations than the antibacterial can do on their own. Scientists have discovered a new drug delivery system that may help prevent bacterial infections.
The researchers synthesised nanostructured silica particles, considered to be promising drug carriers, that contained payloads of an antimicrobial agent.
According to the previous study, they found that the particles were effective at killing two human bacterial pathogens.
While antibiotics are taken orally and that they become extensively distributed throughout the body. But the new mechanism allows compounds to slowly release antimicrobials into local environments, resulting in high amounts of the molecule in a specific location.
Interestingly, the particles were more effective at killing the bacteria which may highlight a more efficient mechanism for drug delivery.
This is because the newly designed nanomaterials allow the antibacterial to be localised, released slowly and attack the microorganism more effectively
Researchers said the study could lead to the development of new microscopic particles containing drugs, antiseptics or pesticides that may increase the effectiveness of the therapy and aid in preventing antibacterial resistance.