Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Lee gets new funding with Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Dr. Moo-Yeal Lee, has been awarded funding by the Colgate-Palmolive Company to evaluate the effectiveness of some of the company’s products. The twelve month award is running from March 1st, 2019 to February 28th, 2019. The grant provides $80,000 in funding to Dr. Lee’s lab to perform the work. The title of his research is "Development of a predictive methodology to assess microbial robustness of home care products."

The research will utilize a 384-pillar and well plate testing platform developed by Dr. Lee that contains bioprinted microbials to create biomimetic microenvironments for predictive assessment of antimicrobial efficacy. The pillar and well plate design allows a large number of tests to be efficiently completed using high precision, robotic equipment. The major goal is to develop a predictive methodology on a 384PillarPlate to evaluate the efficacy of Colgate’s preservatives used in home care products.


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