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NovaBay Launches Clinical Study for Non-Antibiotic Treatment of Impetigo, One of the Most Common Skin Infections
Date:9/10/2009

ith sores or nasal discharge from an infected person.(2)

"Currently impetigo is treated with antibiotic ointments, to which bacteria develop resistance in the same way as to oral antibiotics. An effective alternative treatment for such a common skin disease could significantly reduce our over-reliance on antibiotics and help stop the global spread of drug-resistant bacteria," said Ron Najafi, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NovaBay. "Our goal at NovaBay is to make the need for all topical antibiotics obsolete with our Aganocide compounds, which have no known mechanism for inducing microbial resistance."

Impetigo is primarily caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. The skin condition typically is not life-threatening, but sometimes it may lead to serious complications, including(3):

  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection, which can cause serious skin infections that are extremely difficult to treat.
  • Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis, which is a kidney inflammation that may lead to chronic kidney failure.
  • Cellulitis, which is a potentially serious infection that affects the tissues underlying the skin and eventually may spread to the lymph nodes and into the bloodstream.

About Aganocide(R) Compounds

The Aganocide(R) compounds are novel, proprietary, synthetic N-chlorinated antimicrobial molecules specifically developed by NovaBay(R) to mimic the body's natural defense against infection. The Aganocide(R) compounds maintain the biological activities while improving the stability of naturally occurring N-chlorinated antimicrobial molecules. These highly differentiated, first-in-class, small-molecule, patented new chemical entities may be able to deliver the same or better efficacy than currently used antibiotics withou
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