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Overcoming drug resistance with alginate oligosaccharides able to potentiate the action of selected antibiotics

Khan S, Tøndervik A, Sletta H, Klinkenberg G, Emanuel C, Onsøyen E, Myrvold R, Howe RA, Walsh TR, Hill KE, Thomas DW. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 Oct;56(10):5134-41. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00525-12. Epub 2012 Jul 23. External link to Pubmed.gov Abstract The uncontrolled, often inappropriate use of antibiotics has resulted in the increasing prevalence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens, with […]

AlgiPharma granted permission to start Phase II trials in Cystic Fibrosis

AlgiPharma has been granted permission to start its clinical phase 2 trial in cystic fibrosis patients by the Irish Medicines Board. The study title is: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over study to evaluate the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of alginate oligosaccharide (Oligo-G) administered for 28 days in subjects with Cystic Fibrosis chronically colonised with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

AlgiPharma wins NFR funding for basic research projects on biofilms

The Research Council of Norway (Norges Forskningsråd (NFR)) has awarded AlgiPharma grants for two new projects “Biofilm” and “Epipharm II” representing a continuation and expansion of the NFR support for AlgiPharma’s alginate oligomer research efforts. These grants are administered under the NFR program for User directed Innovation Arena.

AlgiPharma’s medicinal alginate product gains Orphan Drug Status for Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

AlgiPharma’s medicinal product “Alginate oligosaccharide (G-block) fragment” has been designated as an orphan medicinal product for the following indication: treatment of Cystic Fibrosis. The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products recommended that AlgiPharma’s application be accepted by the Commission of the European Communities. The Commission gave final approval on September 14th.