Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) July 26, 2013
As resistant-bacterial infection rates steadily rise, developing antibacterial and antifungal agents has become an important priority in the pharmaceutical research industry. Still, the need to treat invasive fungal infections in elderly and immune-compromised patients remains unmet because the existing antifungal therapies have toxicity limitations or do not cover the diverse fungal pathogens.
This webinar will focus on the current goal of drug discovery in the anti-infectives area — to develop agents that are efficacious against the target pathogens and their resistant variants, with improved safety and exposure. The industry is addressing the key issues by developing new classes of small molecules with novel targets, modifying existing antibiotics to overcome resistance while improving bioavailability and minimizing toxicity. Esteemed speaker Lynn Miesel, Ph.D., Global Technical Director, Infectious Disease and Microbiology, Eurofins Panlabs, will provide an overview of current strategies, from biologics to siRNA to vaccines being generated to neutralize toxins and promote immune-mediated clearance.
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