Navigation Links
TAXIS Pharmaceuticals licenses novel antimicrobial technology from Rutgers and UMDNJ
Date:10/13/2009

TAXIS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (TAXIS), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement for worldwide rights to develop and commercialize a novel antimicrobial technology addressing multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacterial infections. The alarming rise in the number of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacterial pathogens that have emerged and spread in recent years has dramatically reduced the utility of the current arsenal of antibiotics. Two such MDR pathogens in particular have been recognized as major threats to global public health, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). TAXIS is in the process of identifying and validating lead drug candidates that target MRSA and VRE with efficacies that are superior to current standards of therapeutic care.

"The compounds under investigation have great potential to treat a broad-spectrum of emerging, drug-resistant pathogens that represent large and growing public health and biodefense threats", said Gregory Mario, TAXIS' Chief Executive Officer. "We are excited to develop these further and move them closer to the clinic." The novel antimicrobial technology was discovered at the universities by Professors Daniel S. Pilch, Ph.D. (Department of Pharmacology, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School) and Edmond J. LaVoie, Ph.D. (Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Rutgers University-Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy).


'/>"/>

Contact: Gregory G. Mario
GMario@TAXISPharma.com
609-240-8463
Rutgers University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. InVivo and CEVEC pharmaceuticals sign license agreement regarding the use of human CAP-T Technology for production of recombinant proteins
2. Anadys Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Roth OC Growth Stock Conference
3. Singulex Teams With Wyeth Pharmaceuticals to Translate Pre-Clinical Biomarker Research Into Clinical Study Design
4. NMR researchers unlock hydrogens secrets to spot polymorphism in pharmaceuticals
5. Researchers develop liquid crystal pharmaceuticals to fight cancer and other diseases
6. Bacteria from sponges make new pharmaceuticals
7. MSU licenses plant oil enhancement technology to BASF Plant Science
8. UGA licenses technology to make fuel from dead forests and agricultural waste
9. UGA licenses new Bermuda grass that thrives in sun and shade
10. UGA licenses invention that kills food-borne pathogens in minutes
11. Ocera Therapeutics licenses novel treatment for acute hepatic encephalopathy from UCLB
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/30/2017)... , June 30, 2017 Today, ... developer and supplier of face and eye tracking ... Featured Product provider program. "Artificial ... innovative way to monitor a driver,s attentiveness levels ... from being able to detect fatigue and prevent ...
(Date:5/16/2017)...  Veratad Technologies, LLC ( www.veratad.com ), an innovative ... verification solutions, announced today they will participate as a ... thru May 17, 2017, in Washington D.C.,s ... Identity impacts the lives of billions ... evolving digital world, defining identity is critical to nearly ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... April 19, 2017 The global ... landscape is marked by the presence of several large ... held by five major players - 3M Cogent, NEC ... accounted for nearly 61% of the global military biometric ... in the global military biometrics market boast global presence, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/16/2017)... , Aug. 16, 2017  This year,s edition of the Inc. 5000 ... life sciences workforce solutions, has made the list for the third year ... the nation,s fastest-growing private companies based on a set of quantitative metrics. ... includes the fastest-growing companies in the Bay State . ... Inc. 5000 ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... August 15, 2017 , ... ... that accelerate pharmaceutical and biotherapeutics development, announces the launch of the new ... needed to gain kinetic binding data for a wide range of molecules, including ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... August 15, 2017 , ... ... the first time on Immuno-Oncology 360° (IO360°) programming through a series of upcoming panels ... be held February 7-9, 2018, at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. , ...
(Date:8/14/2017)... ... August 14, 2017 , ... Opal Kelly, a ... or PCI Express, announced the release of SYZYGY™, a new open standard for ... need for a compact, low cost, low pin-count, high-performance connectivity solution between FPGAs ...
Breaking Biology Technology: