Fat bubbles and DNA help sneak antibiotics into biofilms
Bacteria can live in a slimy protective layer called biofilms that hide them from our immune system. Because of this, infections caused by these slimy bacteria are very difficult to treat. To be able to sneak past the slimy protection, we developed fat bubbles and loaded it with DNA and antibiotics. We investigated whether these materials can penetrate the biofilm and if they destroy bacteria.