Successful UTI antibiotic trials stopped early

Successful UTI antibiotic trials stopped early

British pharmaceutical company GSK announced that it has stopped two clinical trials for an investigational antibiotic for uncomplicated urinary tract infections (uUTIs) early after the drug met its goals. GSK said the decision to stop enrollment for the EAGLE-2 and...
FDA Okays Remanufacture of Robotic Instruments

FDA Okays Remanufacture of Robotic Instruments

Iconocare, a healthcare cost containment company, today announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance (#K210478) to remanufacture and market used EndoWrist SI robotic attachments (8mm Monopolar Curved Scissors) originally produced by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the...
Study: Hydroquinine kills drug-resistant bacteria

Study: Hydroquinine kills drug-resistant bacteria

Scientists analyzing the effects of an organic compound on drug resistant bacteria have discovered how it can inhibit and kill a germ that causes serious illness or in some cases death. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a type of bacteria, often found in hospital patients,...
Scientists test red blood cells to deliver antibiotics

Scientists test red blood cells to deliver antibiotics

Physicists at McMaster University have identified a natural delivery system which can safely carry potent antibiotics throughout the body to selectively attack and kill bacteria by using red blood cells as a vehicle. The platform, described in a new paper in the...
WHO releases list of health-threatening fungi

WHO releases list of health-threatening fungi

WHO published a report highlighting the first-ever list of fungal “priority pathogens”—a catalogue of the 19 fungi that represent the greatest threat to public health.  The WHO fungal priority pathogens list (FPPL) is the first global effort to...
Nanotechnology, mRNA make new COVID treatment

Nanotechnology, mRNA make new COVID treatment

A study led by an Oregon State University pharmaceutical sciences researcher has produced a proof of principle for a new “universal” means of treating COVID-19. Gaurav Sahay and collaborators at OSU and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute demonstrated in a mouse...