VANCOUVER, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Ondine Biopharma Corporation (TSX: OBP; AIM: OBP), a medical technology company developing photodisinfection-based products, today announced that the results of a study using the Company's platform Photodisinfection technology to eliminate Pseudomonas aeruginosa will be published in the peer-reviewed journal Photochemistry and Photobiology.
The article has been e-published ahead of the print version and is currently available online at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/120121002/issue.
P. aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen renowned for its ability to live in practically any environment, including distilled water or even some hospital disinfectant solutions. It is notorious for being resistant to almost all antibiotics, and it is often the source of intractable infections in cystic fibrosis patients where the fatality rate can approach 50%. In the recently published article entitled, "In Vitro Photodynamic Eradication of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Planktonic and Biofilm Culture", Ondine researchers conclusively demonstrated rapid eradication of P. aeruginosa in both free-floating (planktonic) and the highly-resistant biofilm forms.
"We believe that Ondine's platform photodisinfection technology can scale to address numerous clinically unmet needs," stated Dr. Cale Street, Ondine's Director of Research. "Pseudomonads can cause dangerous infections in humans including respiratory infections, burn and wound infections, bacteremias, severe external ear infections, and bone and joint infections. Pseudomonads are one of the most difficult-to-kill microorganisms. Our photodisinfection technology has proven capable of eradicating this virulent pathogen in short time periods, without producing dangerous by-products. In addition, Photodisinfection does not induce the bacterial resistance factors that compromise antibiotics today. Our recent publication highlights the rigorous approach we take to research and development, and adds to the peer-reviewed literature available to our potential strategic partners for additional photodisinfection indications."
About Ondine Biopharma Corporation
Ondine is developing non-antibiotic therapies for the treatment of a broad spectrum of bacterial, fungal and viral infections. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing leading edge products utilizing its patented light-activated technology. Photodisinfection provides broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy without encouraging the formation and spread of antibiotic resistance. The Company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with a research laboratory in Bothell, Washington, and an international office in St Michael, Barbados. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at: http://www.ondinebiopharma.com
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