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In Battle Against Healthcare Associated Infections: Continuing Research on Friendly Bacteria
Date:5/4/2011

Treatment for C. diff infection is generally focused on administering antibiotics to kill the C. diff bacteria once an infection is diagnosed.  Currently, there is one FDA-approved antibiotic for C. diff, vancomycin.  However, because C. diff infection first arises when the body's own protective ecosystem of friendly bacteria is destroyed by antibiotics, there is a risk for re-infection following antibiotic treatment for C. diff. Patients can get caught in a vicious cycle of infection, treatment, and re-infection.  Many researchers are interested in trying to rebuild that ecosystem as soon as antibiotics are administered in the first place.

"There is a tremendous need for new therapies for C. diff infection, and we are encouraged that this new research supports our in vitro data showing the potential of our GanedenBC30 probiotic strain to help," said Marshall Fong, vice president of marketing for Ganeden. "We hope to continue the research on GanedenBC30 in a hospital setting to gauge the real-life impact of GanedenBC30 in preventing or reducing the severity of C. diff infections."

About Ganeden Biotech 

Ganeden Biotech Inc. is a Cleveland, Ohio, based company and the largest seller of over-the-counter probiotics in U.S. food, drug, and mass market retailers with its Digestive Advantage and Sustenex brands.  It also licenses its patented strain of probiotic bacteria, GanedenBC30, as an ingredient for use in commercial f
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