Polyphor Discovers a New Class of Antibiotics with a Novel Mode of Action  
2/19/2010 9:56:16 AM

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ALLSCHWIL, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Polyphor Ltd published the discovery of a new class of antibiotics with a novel mode of action (Science, VOL 327, ISSUE 5968). This proprietary new class of antibiotics is effective against multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria, opening up new treatment options for serious and often life-threatening infections. The most advanced drug candidate in this new class, POL7080, selectively kills the dangerous bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa.