Development of a novel biofilm/human airway epithelia co-culture model - $10,000

The development of a novel biofilm-cell model is essential to understand host-pathogen relationships and will serve as a predictive tool to investigate inhaled drugs across the lung and efficacy against biofilm. This project will result in: 1. A physiologically relevant infection model established on human airway epithelium and 2. An effective inhaled formulation that disperses and eradicates biofilm simultaneously.