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New Weapon For Fighting MRSA

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 5:49am

Kane Biotech, Inc.recently announced the results of an in vivo efficacy study conducted by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock that demonstrated how their DispersinB wound spray is effective against a biofilm-embedded Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain infection.

Dr. Kendra Rumbaugh at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center tested DispersinB wound spray with a commercial silver wound dressing and the wound dressing alone in a chronic wound mouse model of MRSA infection. The combination of DispersinB and the silver dressing produced an almost six-fold reduction in infection when compared to the silver dressing alone. It was concluded that DispersinB enhanced the antimicrobial activity of silver against MRSA by disrupting the biofilm.

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