Navigation Links
Nerites Receives NIH Grant to Study Novel Treatment for Preventing Dangerous Bacterial Infections on Urinary Stents and Catheters
Date:1/21/2008

MADISON, Wis., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- While urinary stents and catheters can be life-saving medical devices, 40 percent of patients end up with bacterial infections. With 100 million placed in patients each year, this means that doctors must treat 40 million device-associated infections annually. Nerites Corporation is testing its unique new technology for preventing these dangerous infections, with funding from a $100,000 small business innovation research grant (SBIR) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The study will determine whether Nerites novel polymer coatings can prevent biofilm growth, the source of most infections on urinary stents and catheters. Biofilms grow on the surface of the device and provide an anchor for bacteria, which then recruit other bacteria and cause infection.

"Current methods to prevent biofilms are expensive, often ineffective and can promote antibiotic resistance," said Thomas J. Mozer, Ph.D., CEO and President of Nerites Corporation. "This money will help us test our coating technology, which we believe will block biofilm formation reliably and inexpensively, without antibiotics or biocides."

About Nerites: Nerites Corporation develops novel tissue repair products as well as advanced coatings for implanted medical devices and device uses on skin based on unique "wet" adhesive compounds. These synthetic compounds are based upon research by Dr. Phil Messersmith at Northwestern University's Department of Biomedical Engineering on how marine mussels bind to surfaces underwater, are a breakthrough advance in biologically-compatible adhesives that provide completely new options for tissue repair, skin adhesives, and device coatings. Nerites is based in Madison Wisconsin. (http://www.nerites.com)


'/>"/>
SOURCE Nerites Corporation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Welchol(TM) (colesevelam HCl) Receives FDA Approval to Reduce Blood Glucose in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
2. MultiVu Video Feed: WELCHOL (R) (COLESEVELAM HCL) RECEIVES FDA APPROVAL FOR GLUCOSE CONTROL IN ADULTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELITUS
3. Novadaqs SPY System receives clearance for use in organ transplant surgery
4. BeneChills RhinoChill System Receives CE Marking for European Commercial Sale
5. e-Health Card Terminal From SCM Microsystems Receives GEMATIK Certification
6. Breckenridge Pharmaceutical Settles Paragraph IV Litigation and Receives FDA Approval for its Oxcarbazepine ANDA
7. LifeMasters Receives Full URAC Disease Management Accreditation
8. Federal Government Receives Failing Grades on Tobacco Control in Annual American Lung Association Report
9. Glory Foods Receives Heart Healthy Certification
10. TeamStaff Receives Nasdaq Determination Letter
11. Gary Tschautscher of Nonin Medical, Inc. Receives CEO of 2007 for North American Patient Monitoring From Frost & Sullivan
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2015)... Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 ... recognized as the “Gateway to the West,” so it ... “Gateway for Veterans Program”, says Dr. Ben Litalien, Chief ... International Franchise Association’s VetFran program and will provide veterans ... , Zerorez® is proud to have a number ...
(Date:5/3/2015)... Michigan (PRWEB) May 03, 2015 ... on their Facebook page. , Their Facebook ... the many services the Practice has, it’s multiple locations, ... , Women’s Excellence has a very strong social media ... Instagram and You Tube. , Women’s Excellence is ...
(Date:5/3/2015)... “ BolehVPN ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of ... technology products available to consumers. Scott Steinberg, a technology expert ... with viewers how to protect their private information. , A ... and even more so online. It helps everyone stay connected ... world. In terms of work, the internet makes things more ...
(Date:5/3/2015)... 03, 2015 HealthPostures, a pioneering ... announces its appearance at the , May 5 - ... HealthPostures will exhibit at the conference include its bestselling ... stand solutions is the 6100 TaskMate Executive. Features of ... an adjustable keyboard tray, extended platform work surface and ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... Viejo, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2015 ProText ... exclusively for use in Final Cut Pro X. ProText ... for use in Final Cut Pro X . ... single keyframe with Pixel Film Studios' ProText Kinetic 2. , ... Start by staggering two ProText Kinetic presets in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Zerorez® Creates “Gateway” for Veterans--Announces VetFran Participation. Plans Expansion into the St. Louis Region. 2Health News:Zerorez® Creates “Gateway” for Veterans--Announces VetFran Participation. Plans Expansion into the St. Louis Region. 3Health News:A Method to Keep Private Information Secure was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:HealthPostures to Appear at the Minnesota Safety and Health Conference 2Health News:HealthPostures to Appear at the Minnesota Safety and Health Conference 3Health News:Pixel Film Studios Announced the Release of Protext Kinetic 2 for FPCX. 2
... News) -- More than half of U.S. jails didn,t receive ... H1N1 swine flu, a new study says. Jail and ... diseases. The steady stream of new arrivals can introduce new ... it easy for diseases to spread, researchers from the U.S. ...
... have been linked to depression, according to UT Southwestern ... Study. It is believed to be the largest such ... already are associated with a cavalcade of health woes ... published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings ...
... , THURSDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who miss ... later in life, a new study indicates. Researchers looked ... that depriving them of a single daily nap resulted in ... problem-solving abilities. "Many young children today are not getting ...
... clinical trial found that rilonacept, an inhibitor of ... flares that occur when initiating uric acid-lowering therapy. ... IL-1 targeted therapy in prevention of gout flaresshow ... serious infections or treatment-related serious adverse events reported. ...
... vector-borne disease in the United States, with the majority of ... since the agent of the disease, the spirochete Borrelia ... However, the number of Lyme disease cases have steadily increased. ... of the Journal of Medical Entomology called "What ...
... Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine ... severe liver damage and even liver cancer, might be possible ... , There is currently no vaccine for hepatitis C, which ... HIV, the hepatitis C virus mutates easily and has always ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Many Jails Got No Flu Shots During H1N1 Outbreak: CDC 2Health News:Low vitamin D levels linked to depression, UT Southwestern psychiatrists report 2Health News:Missed Naps Could Put Toddlers at Risk for Mood Disorders 2Health News:Clinical trial demonstrates that rilonacept significantly reduces gout flares 2Health News:Clinical trial demonstrates that rilonacept significantly reduces gout flares 3Health News:How can Lyme disease be prevented and controlled? 2Health News:Novel Hepatitis C Vaccine Shows Some Early Promise 2Health News:Novel Hepatitis C Vaccine Shows Some Early Promise 3
(Date:5/1/2015)... At the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual ... , Elekta will highlight Leksell Gamma Knife® Registry ... enormous amount of data – generated by thousands of ... advance clinical research and further optimize patient care. ... allows practitioners to store, retrieve, and analyze Gamma Knife ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... , May 1, 2015 ... expanded its current therapeutic focus beyond addiction ... serious psychiatric disorders. Braeburn has acquired an ... second-generation) antipsychotic risperidone for treatment of schizophrenia ... Braeburn acquires global rights to other potential ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... May 1, 2015  Legendary actor and director ... new PBAFacts campaign designed to educate and encourage patients ... about Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) and to speak with their ... actor has the ability to cry and laugh on ... control experienced by people living with PBA episodes. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Elekta to showcase Leksell Gamma Knife Registry at AANS Annual Meeting 2Elekta to showcase Leksell Gamma Knife Registry at AANS Annual Meeting 3Braeburn Pharmaceuticals expands pipeline to include two schizophrenia treatments 2Braeburn Pharmaceuticals expands pipeline to include two schizophrenia treatments 3Braeburn Pharmaceuticals expands pipeline to include two schizophrenia treatments 4Danny Glover Joins PBA Facts Campaign, to Educate and Build Awareness of Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA), a Little Known but Widespread Neurologic Condition 2Danny Glover Joins PBA Facts Campaign, to Educate and Build Awareness of Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA), a Little Known but Widespread Neurologic Condition 3
... and NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2010 ... ACCP ), a biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary drug-delivery ... care and diabetes, announced today that its Chairman, Steven Rouhandeh, ... Investors Conference on Friday, November 12, 2010, at 1:00 pm ...
... Nov. 9, 2010 MonoSol Rx, the ... delivery company specializing in proprietary pharmaceutical film products, today ... 7,824,588 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office ... intellectual property protection for the Company,s film products and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Access Pharmaceuticals to Present at LifeTech Capital Miami Medical Investors Conference on November 12th 2MonoSol Rx Issued Strategic U.S. Patent Governing the Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Films 2MonoSol Rx Issued Strategic U.S. Patent Governing the Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Films 3
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: