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2013-09-05 12:27:30

The Market for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, Testing and Treatment) research report by Kalorama Information is now available through RnRMarketResearch.com. DALLAS, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This report focuses on preventing, testing and treating hospital-acquired infections in the healthcare environment. The major consideration is given to bacterial nosocomial infections because a) they are the most frequent type of infections spread in...

2013-09-04 20:21:55

AUSTIN, TX and TORONTO, ON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Affinium Pharmaceuticals ("Affinium") announced today that it has initiated dosing in a Phase 1 intravenous (IV) clinical trial of its new antibiotic prodrug, AFN-1720.  AFN-1720 is the prodrug of the active drug, AFN-1252.  Initiation of this IV clinical study follows Affinium's 2012 successful oral Phase 2a clinical study demonstrating excellent safety, efficacy and tolerability in acute bacterial skin and skin structure...

2013-09-04 12:33:11

Novel Anti-Infective Agent Leading to New Clinical Program for XBiotech AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- XBiotech announced today that it has completed discovery and has begun pre-clinical development of a new True Human(TM) antibody therapy for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The new antibody therapy is expected to be effective at neutralizing drug resistant staphylococcus infection by circumventing key immune evasion strategies of the bacteria,...

2013-09-03 23:28:44

Hospital acquired Superbugs infect over 4600 people each day resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths annually.* Study finds copper surfaces reduced hospital acquired infections by 58%. Longmont, Colorado (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Infection control in the United States is losing the battle against Superbugs. According to the Center for Disease Control more people are dying annually from hospital acquired infections than breast cancer and automobile accidents combined.* The January 1, 2014...

2013-08-28 16:24:09

SPENCER, Iowa, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spencer Hospital today announced it is the first and only hospital in Iowa to implement Xenex Disinfection Services' UV room disinfection system in its patient and operating rooms. A "green," mercury-free technology, the Xenex system is the fastest, safest and most effective method for the advanced cleaning of hospital rooms, scientifically proven to destroy all major classes of microorganisms that cause hospital acquired infections...

2013-08-22 04:21:55

-- Funds U.S. Development of MRX-I Next-Generation Antibiotic -- HAYWARD, Calif. and SHANGHAI, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MicuRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation antibiotics, today announced it raised $25 million in Series B financing. Led by BVCF, a private equity and growth fund specializing in the life sciences industry, the round also includes existing investors Morningside Group and Devon Park Bioventures. Proceeds...

2013-08-20 17:11:21

Study shows superantigens produced by staph bacteria are required for deadly effects of infective endocarditis and sepsis University of Iowa researchers have discovered what causes the lethal effects of staphylococcal infective endocarditis - a serious bacterial infection of heart valves that kills approximately 20,000 Americans each year. According to the UI study, the culprits are superantigens -- toxins produced in large quantities by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria - which...

2013-08-13 11:06:33

A strain of bacteria that causes skin and soft tissue infections in humans originally came from cattle, according to a study to be published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The researchers who conducted the genetic analysis of strains of Staphylococcus aureus known as CC97 say these strains developed resistance to methicillin after they crossed over into humans around forty years ago. Today, methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strain CC97...

Absorbent Nanofibers Show Promise In Brain Infection Treatment
2013-08-08 05:39:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists, led by Chang Gung University, report a plastic material already used in absorbent surgical sutures and other medical devices shows promise for continuous administration of antibiotics to patients with brain infections. The findings, reported in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, show the use of the material, placed directly on the brain's surface, could reduce the need for weeks of costly hospital stays now required for...

2013-08-06 08:34:51

CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join us in the fight against MRSA at the Fifth Anniversary World MRSA Day Kickoff event and Global C. diff Summit on September 28, 2013 in Chicago. The annual event is organized by the Chicago-based nonprofit MRSA Survivors Network, the global leader in the fight against MRSA, healthcare-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance. The 2013 global theme for World MRSA Day, October 2 and World MRSA Awareness Month, October is 'The...


Latest Staphylococcaceae Reference Libraries

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2011-04-26 20:59:00

Staphylococcus epidermidis is one of thirty-three known species belonging to the genus Staphylococcus. It is part of our skin flora and can also be found in the mucous membranes and in animals. It is the most common species found in laboratory test due to contamination. It is not usually pathogenic; however, patients with a compromised immune system often risk infection. Infections can be both nosocomial and community acquired and are more of a threat to hospital patients. Hospitals carry...

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2011-04-26 20:20:41

Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic gram-positive coccus, and is the most common cause of staph infections. It is commonly part of the skin flora found in the nose and on skin. Around 20% of the human population is long-term carriers. It gets its golden color due to its carotenoid pigment staphyloxanthin. The pigment acts as a virulence factor with an antioxidant action that allows the microbe to evade death by reactive oxygen species used by the host immune system. Staphylococci...

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