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2010-05-04 14:15:00

SAN DIEGO, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) announced the presentation of new data from its second fidaxomicin Phase 3 clinical study in patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The data, presented by Stuart Johnson, M.D. during an oral session at the annual meeting of Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in New Orleans, indicated that treatment with fidaxomicin significantly improved the recurrence rate and global cure rate in CDI patients...

2010-04-30 13:30:00

EXTON, Pa., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that William Roberts, vice president, corporate communications of ViroPharma, will present at the Deutsche Bank 35th Annual Healthcare Conference at 1:30 P.M. ET on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. The conference is being held at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston. Vincent Milano, president and chief executive officer, of ViroPharma, will present at the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch 2010...

2010-04-27 06:30:00

EXTON, Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that it has initiated an open-label, multi-dose Phase 2 study to evaluate the safety, and pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of subcutaneous versus intravenous administration of Cinryze(TM) (C1 esterase inhibitor [human)] in 24 adolescents and adult subjects with hereditary angioedema (HAE). Cinryze was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in October 2008 for routine...

2010-04-22 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) announced that data from the second fidaxomicin Phase 3 clinical study will be presented in an oral presentation at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2010 in New Orleans. "Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT) in Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Confirms Superiority of Fidaxomicin over Vancomycin" Oral Presentation by: Stuart Johnson, M.D. Tuesday, May 4, 2010 2:15pm-3:45pm Central...

2010-04-21 09:00:00

EXTON, Pa., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated's (Nasdaq: VPHM) first quarter financial results for 2010 are expected to be released on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 before the open of the U.S. financial markets. The company will host a conference call and live audio webcast at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on the same day. During the conference call, ViroPharma management will discuss the 2010 first quarter financial results and other business. The press release and the...

2010-04-11 14:17:15

Researchers identify the specific mechanism that triggers resistance to vancomycin A new study led by the scientific director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research has uncovered for the first time how bacteria recognize and develop resistance to a powerful antibiotic used to treat superbug infections. Gerry Wright, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University in collaboration with colleagues at the John Innes...

2010-03-22 09:00:00

NEW YORK, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent clinical tests demonstrate that antimicrobial copper is effective in significantly reducing the bacterial load in intensive care unit (ICU) patient rooms and on many individual objects in those rooms. Results from a U.S. Department of Defense-funded clinical trial assessing the ability of antimicrobial copper to reduce the amount of bacteria on surfaces commonly found in hospital rooms were reported on at the Fifth Decennial International...

2010-03-19 07:45:00

FLORENCE, Italy and EXTON, Pa., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced the presentation of two abstracts relating to Cinryze(TM) (C1 esterase inhibitor [human]) therapy at the First International Congress of the Southern European Allergy Society in Florence, Italy. Cinryze was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in October 2008 for routine prophylaxis against hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks in adults and adolescents....

2010-03-17 08:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that a therapy's effect on overall clinical success is the attribute that most influences surveyed infectious disease specialists' prescribing decisions in the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs). Clinical data and the opinions of interviewed thought leaders indicate that current and emerging...

2010-03-16 08:30:00

EXTON, Pa., March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) announced today that the company will provide a live audio webcast of its investor day event, focusing on Cinryze growth opportunities on Friday, March 19, 2010. Lectures will be provided by a number of ViroPharma representatives. The investor day, entitled "Cinryze: Expanding the Global Opportunity," will be held from 9:00 A.M. until NOON Eastern Time on Friday, March 19, 2010. Among the topics...


Latest Vancomycin Reference Libraries

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2011-04-26 21:07:20

Enterococcus is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is a main constituent of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans, especially in the nosocomial environment, where the naturally high levels of antibiotic resistance found in E. faecalis contribute to its pathogenicity. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of...

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2011-04-15 14:36:05

Enterococcus faecalis "“ formerly classified as part of the Group D Streptococcus system "“ is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is one of the main constituents of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of the cases. It is a non-motile, facultatively anaerobic...

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