Feasibility study of a novel class of self-associating amphiphilic anti-microbials.

Lead Research Organisation: University of Kent
Department Name: Sch of Biosciences


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Description We developed a series of novel supermolecular compounds with significant bactericidal antimicrobial activity.
Exploitation Route Patent has been submitted and further funding is being sought to extend project.
Sectors Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Title "Antimicrobial compounds" 
Description Development of a novel series of Naturally evolved bacterial strains have now been identified that are resistant to treatment with all known classes of antimicrobial agent currently marketed. In 2015 we discovered, developed and patented (18/07/2017) a novel class of Supramolecular Self-associating Antimicrobials (SSAs) which have the potential to initiate a step-change in antibiotic development. 
IP Reference GB1711555.1 
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