Keep 32 is a molecule synthesized by Jose Cordova of Yale University and Erich Astudillo from the University of Chile, which, according to the first experiments, is able to kill in less than 60 seconds all the bacteria Streptococcus mutans, commonly found in the human oral cavity, known to be a significant cause of tooth decay. The researchers claim that the chemical can easily be added to toothpastes, mouthwashes and even food. The two chemists believe the product can earn $300 million in revenue within the first five years of operation.
The press release-style announcement of their undisclosed chemical stated that it has been tested in only 12 subjects and did not state that the study has been published in any peer-reviewed journal.
- "Cavity-Proof Teeth: 'Keep 32' Molecule Kills Bacteria That Can Cause Tooth Decay". Huffington Post. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- "Can "Keep 32" chemical keep you cavity-free?". CBS News. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- Cavity-Proof Teeth, HuffPost Healthy Living.
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