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Rib-X Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Phase 2 Study Results for Radezolid in Community-Acquired Pneumonia

... Staphylococcus aureus and other bacterial infections. Radezolid has been shown to be ... most common cause of death in the United States. bacterial CAP is most often caused by pathogens such as S. ... discovery process and was designed to expand the bacterial spectrum and improve the utility of this class of ...

Genetically engineered bacteria compute the route

... a number of applications. The second-generation bacterial computers illustrate the feasibility of extending ... the DNA of Escherichia coli bacteria, creating bacterial computers capable of solving a classic ... last year in the same journal to produce bacterial computers that could solve the Burnt Pancake ...

Improving Transfusion Safety: Fenwal, Verax Biomedical Sign Agreement for Rapid, Point-of-Care Bacteria Test

... a rapid diagnostic test used to detect bacterial contaminants in donated blood platelets. ... that work together to detect the presence of bacterial contaminants in platelets. The test can be ... transfusion-related issues associated with bacterial contamination." About Verax Biomedical ...

Trius Appoints Don Batts and Ralph Corey to Clinical Advisory Board

... safe and effective treatments for drug resistant bacterial infections in the hospital and in the community." ... activity against drug-resistant Gram-positive bacterial pathogens including those resistant to Zyvox(R), ... treat serious infections caused by Gram-negative bacterial pathogens. For more information, visit ...

DNA2.0 Introduces Freedom of Expression With a New Family of Bacterial Expression Vect:ors

... A significant challenge utilizing pET vectors for bacterial expression has been the cost and uncertainty ... pJexpress -- a new family of vectors for bacterial protein expression using either T7 or T5 ... and without IP constraints associated with other bacterial expression vectors," said Claes Gustafsson, ...

Buckyballs could keep water systems flowing

... effect. First, treated membranes showed less bacterial attachment than non-treated membranes. After ... 20 colony forming units, the method by which bacterial colonies are counted. "In contrast, the number of bacterial colonies on the untreated membrane was too ...

MIT, BU team combats antibiotic resistance with engineered viruses

... CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--A new approach to fighting bacterial infections, developed at MIT and Boston ... schools have engineered a virus that knocks out bacterial defense systems, enhancing the effectiveness of ... in the PNAS paper attack the SOS system, a bacterial DNA repair system enlisted when bacteria are ...

BioComp Pharma Launches First Generic Drug for Tindamax(R)

... the treatment of both trichomoniasis (trich) and bacterial vaginosis (BV). BioComp Pharma will begin ... in the United States for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, the intestinal ... (5) J.E. Allsworth, J.F. Peipert. "Prevalence of bacterial Vaginosis: 2001-2004 National Health and ...

Rib-X Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Phase 2 Study Results for Delafloxacin and a $25 Million Financing

... against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial isolates from patients, including MRSA and ... second study, conducted in patients with acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (ABECB), ... antibiotics exert their effects by binding to the bacterial ribosome. The Company's integrated research ...

InVitria Among Leading Innovators in Cell Culture Media According to Top Biotechnology Publication

... and regulatory compliant cell culture media and bacterial lysis components. They can also contribute to ... to improving our customers' cell culture and bacterial fermentation performance by producing safe, ... animal free components for cell culture media and bacterial lysis. InVitria's affordable products can enhance ...

ECBC's Environmental BioMonitoring Laboratory Focuses on the Future

... gel electrophoresis. Identification of bacterial agents using cell culture coupled with ... microscopy Analysis of samples for bacterial identification using a technology based on gas ... and aerobic bacteria, to include six major bacterial bioterrorism agents, using the Sherlock ...

J. Craig Venter Institute Researchers Publish Significant Advance in Genome Assembly Technology

... in which the team can now assemble the whole bacterial genome, Mycoplasma genitalium, in one step from ... 2008 publication of the first synthesis of a bacterial genome, M. genitalium . That publication ... were then able to finish creating the synthetic bacterial genome using a method called homologous ...

Trius Awarded $28 Million Contract to Develop Novel Antibiotics

... directed against multiple Gram-negative bacterial pathogens. Under the five-year contract, Trius will develop novel drugs targeting bacterial DNA Gyrase and Topoisomerase IV, with the aim of ... activity against drug-resistant Gram-positive bacterial pathogens including those resistant to Zyvox(R). ...

Symbiotic microbes induce profound genetic changes in their hosts

... new study. Many studies have focused on the bacterial side of that conversation. But aside from a few ... good or bad, McFall-Ngai says. Instead, bacterial effects are highly context-dependent: She reported in 2004 that a common bacterial "toxin" which causes tissue damage under some ...

U.S. Clinicians Indicate a Strong Need for New Tools to Combat Sepsis

... are needed to quickly diagnose and combat severe bacterial sepsis in U.S. hospitals. Sepsis, a usually ... (PCT) -- a telltale sign of systemic bacterial infection -- recently received 510(k) clearance ... -- because the risk of not treating suspected bacterial sepsis is too dangerous. However, according to ...

Novel compound may treat acute diarrhea

... E. coli or ETEC is a leading cause of bacterial diarrhea. During pre-clinical tests, the ... intestinal fluid secretion in an animal model of bacterial diarrhea. It was also linked to reduced fluid ... diarrhea-causing chain of events that occur when bacterial toxins enter the intestinal tract. The compound ...

GlaxoSmithKline and Mpex Pharmaceuticals Form Alliance to Develop Novel Efflux Pump Inhibitors for Use Against Serious Gram-Negative Infections

... and commercialization of novel medicines for bacterial diseases. The collaboration provides ... of antibiotic efflux has been well recognized in bacterial resistance, but to date, safe and effective ... as well as expanding the spectrum of bacterial susceptibility. I look forward to having a great ...

Researchers bring new meaning to the term 'computer bug'

... genes to Escherichia coli bacteria, creating bacterial computers able to solve a classic mathematical ... copies of the DNA used for computing. These bacterial computers could act in parallel with each other, ... and at a lower cost. In addition to parallelism, bacterial computing also has the potential to utilize ...

Paratek Pharmaceuticals Completes $40 Million Private Placement to Finance Clinical Programs Including Oral Antibiotic to Combat MRSA and Other Infections

... novel compounds that can circumvent or block bacterial resistance. Paratek's lead compound, PTK 0796, is ... the treatment of the most common serious hospital bacterial infections, including those caused by resistant ... Response (MAR) proteins that control bacterial infectivity and resistance development. MAR ...

Solving the Z ring's mysteries may lead to new antibiotics

... especially in the developing world, are caused by bacterial infections. Dajkovic helped make the ... new molecular targets that could disrupt bacterial cell division. If the bacteria cant reproduce, ... serves as a model organism for study of basic bacterial processes. When these single-celled microbes want ...

960-Patient Study Demonstrates Zero Blood Stream Infection In Patients Treated With Angiotech's Novel 5-FU Central Venous Catheter

... Successfully Hit Primary End Point of Preventing bacterial Colonization with a Trend Toward Superiority ... the study: non-inferior in its ability to prevent bacterial colonization of the catheter tip when compared to ... drug acts through multiple pathways to inhibit bacterial growth and metabolic functions of most ...

Mpex Candidate, MP-376, Granted U.S. Orphan Drug Status for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

... is associated with pulmonary exacerbations due to bacterial overgrowth, and a decrease in lung function over ... orally or intravenously against many bacterial pathogens including Pseudomonas aeruginosa. ... this approach has the potential to improve bacterial killing and reduce resistance development ...

Immune system protein starves 'staph' bacteria

... One of the ways we defend ourselves against bacterial foes is to hide their food, particularly the ... viable therapeutic option for treating localized bacterial infections. New treatment strategies are urgently ... States. Staph is arguably the most important bacterial pathogen impacting the public health of ...

New approach may render disease-causing staph harmless

... Center. Exposure to BPH-652 also markedly reduced bacterial levels in a mouse model of severe Staph ... to the compounds success is that the human and bacterial enzymes it targets are so similar. Andrew Wang ... pinpointed how these drug candidates bound to the bacterial enzyme to shut off pigment production, Wang said. ...

Life at the jolt

... waste compound in their daily diet. By linking bacterial metabolism directly with electricity production, ... themselves on the anode surface to form a bacterial community called a biofilm. Bacteria in the ... a complex of extracellular proteins, sugars, and bacterial cells. The matrix also has been shown to contain ...

Verax Biomedical Receives ISO Certification

... a leading developer of rapid tests for detecting bacterial contaminants in blood cells and tissue, has ... to detect the presence of a broad range of bacterial contaminants in platelets at a later phase in platelet unit life than current culture methods. bacterial contamination in platelets and red blood cells ...

FDA Approves DORIBAX(TM) for the Treatment of Complicated Intra-Abdominal and Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

... effectively treat Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacterial infections," said Joseph Solomkin, M.D., ... a group of bacteria that become red when the bacterial cells are treated using the Gram stain method. ... group of bacteria that become blue when the bacterial cells are treated with the Gram stain. This ...

Verax Biomedical Receives 510 (k) Clearance from FDA for Platelet PGD Test

... First rapid test cleared for the detection of bacterial contamination in ... a leading developer of rapid tests for detecting bacterial contaminants in blood cells and tissue, has ... 20th - 23rd. To combat the risk of bacterial contamination, the AABB requires all of its ...

Astellas and Theravance Report Additional Telavancin Data at 47th Annual ICAAC

... of action; it inhibits the formation of the bacterial cell wall and disrupts bacterial cell membrane function. Telavancin is ... focusing on treating serious Gram-positive bacterial infections with Astellas Pharma Inc., the ...

Advanced Life Sciences Receives Complete Response Letter From FDA for Restanza(TM) (Cethromycin) in Community Acquired Pneumonia

... bacteria. Restanza's demonstrated potency and ability to overcome bacterial resistance may be due to its mechanism of action resulting in specificity for its bacterial target. In addition to its utility in CAP, Restanza is also being ...

NovaBay(R) Pharmaceuticals to Present at Jesup & Lamont 2009 Growth Stock Conference

... without contributing to the growing rise of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains. In preclinical testing, the Aganocide compounds have been shown ... cells to treat and prevent a wide range of infections without causing bacterial resistance. NovaBay has internal development programs aimed at addressing ...

Novel handheld device detects anthrax with outstanding accuracy and reliability

... the exceptional accuracy of its Ceeker (pronounced "seeker") portable bacterial detection device in discriminating between anthrax spores and ... of Canterbury. It uses ultraviolet light and special algorithms to detect bacterial spores and provides test results within minutes, without the need for wet ...

Independent U.S. Study Confirms Veritide's Ceeker(TM) Handheld Device Detects Anthrax With Outstanding Accuracy and Reliability

... the exceptional accuracy of its Ceeker(TM) (pronounced "seeker") portable bacterial detection device in discriminating between anthrax spores and ... of Canterbury. It uses ultraviolet light and special algorithms to detect bacterial spores and provides test results within minutes, without the need for wet ...

Innocoll Announces Provisional Findings From Its Three Phase 2 Clinical Trials Investigating CollaRx(R) GENTAMICIN TOPICAL for the Treatment and Prevention of Diabetic Foot Infections

... such as diabetic foot ulcers are often colonized or contaminated with bacterial pathogens that can prevent ulcers from healing. A high proportion of such ... with systemic side effects and widespread use can lead to development of bacterial resistance. Furthermore, diabetic ulcers are often associated with ...

Bacteria from the deep can clean up heavy metals

... more metal. Professor Wang's team showed that the crystal structure of the bacterial manganese oxides is different to that of the chemically produced ones, ... Professor Wang said, "The next stage of our research is to immobilize this bacterial strain into a bioreactor to test its ability to remove manganese and other ...

Mpex Pharmaceuticals Names Mark Wiggins Chief Business Officer

... multi-drug resistant (MDR) efflux pumps (EPIs) found in many gram-negative bacterial pathogens. bacterial efflux of antibiotics is a leading source of multi-drug resistance, ...

GlycoVaxyn AG Raises CHF 25 Million in Financing Led by Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners

... vaccines provide protection against a growing range of life-threatening bacterial infections. GlycoVaxyn has developed a proprietary technology that allows ... built a broad portfolio of novel conjugate vaccines against common severe bacterial infections based on its unique, proprietary in-vivo glycosylation ....

Implicit Licenses Clinical Stage Antibody Program From Lilly

... human CD14, an essential component of the innate inflammatory response to bacterial infection. CD14 triggers activation of the innate immune response to bacterial components including lipopolysaccharide via the Toll-like receptor (TLR) ...

Researcher working on destruction of chemical weapons

... have been categorized as chemical weapons. Researchers have discovered a bacterial enzyme, phosphotriesterase, which can recognize and destroy the toxicity ... nerve agents. What Raushel aims to do is design and characterize bacterial phosphotriesterases that are better at detecting, destroying and ...

Advanced Technologies and Wireless Telecommunications Enhance Care and Medical Training at the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami

... realized during the past year of using the RP-7 is the reduction of bacterial infections spread while physicians conduct their rounds, which is a ... from somewhere else, as a potential solution to help reduce the spread of bacterial infections. Contributors to the project are providing the means ...
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