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CEITEC announces its first successful invention

 
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The super-modern CEITEC scientific centre is not yet finished, however its scientists have already announced their first invention! The Central European Technological Institute, in cooperation with the Faculty of Chemistry of the Brno University of Technology, invented a revolutionary artificial tooth enamel.

 
It is a special protective varnish that protects the tooth tissue as effectively as natural tooth enamel. Moreover, it prevents the spread of micro-bacterial plaque and helps reach the desired whiteness of teeth, which will persist without the negative effects on the health of your teeth that current methods of whitening have today. The ultra-solid varnish also contains an anti-bacterial chemical agent that prevents tooth decay forming and eliminates mouth odour.

After all of the abrasion tests and simulated tests on the “chewing machine” have been completed at the Regensburg University to determine how the varnish reacts in the oral cavity, scientists will have the varnish patented. It should appear on the market by the end of 2013 and according to CEITEC scientists, its price should make it available to all patients.

CEITEC is a joint project of Brno universities and research institutes. The construction of the laboratories and additional premises was partly financed by the European Union, which supported the project with about five billion crowns. It is expected that CEITEC will employ hundreds of scientists who will spend their time performing research in the area of natural sciences, medicine, nanotechnology and advanced materials.

For example, scientists are currently working on developing materials that will facilitate the regulated release of medication in the human body; another field of interest is their research of smart materials containing sensor-elements that would be able to send messages about their condition and detect material defects in time. They should be installed e.g. into aeroplanes where these smart materials could prevent unnecessarily placing the aircraft out of service.
 
 
Author: Andrea Kábelová
 
Source: CEITEC
 
Added: 01.05.2012
 
 
 

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