08:00 , Jan 22, 2015 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Therapeutics: Menaquinone

Infectious disease INDICATION: Bacterial infection In vitro and mouse studies suggest the cyclic lipopeptide lysocin E could provide a rapid-onset treatment for Gram-positive bacterial infections. In biochemical studies, the compound increased dye release from synthetic liposomes containing...
08:00 , Jan 22, 2015 |  BC Innovations  |  Targets & Mechanisms

Unearthing antibiotics

With antibiotic discovery coming back into vogue, two groups have literally gone to ground to find new compounds produced by bacteria in the soil. Using designed-for-purpose screening systems, the teams identified two unknown antimicrobial peptides...