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A healthier alternative to antibiotics

Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a biological antibiotic derived from human monoclonal antibodies, as an alternative to traditional chemical antibiotics. The antibodies were taken from a recovered tuberculosis patient and were shown to kill TB bacteria – still a … Continue reading

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EU funding for antibiotic alternative

Israel’s Omnix (reported here previously) has been awarded €10.8 million in EU funding under the EIC Accelerator Programme, part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 research funding program. Omnix’s OMN6 peptide destroys the bacteria’s membrane, regardless of its resistance. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3889749,00.html https://www.omnixmedical.com/omnix-medical-wins-e10-8m-in-eic-accelerator-funding/

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The next generation of antibiotics

Israel’s Omnix Medical (reported here previously( is developing novel antibiotic agents for the treatment of hospital-acquired infections involving resistant bacteria. Omnix has successfully completed lab testing and has now raised funding to allow it to commence human clinical trials. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3868294,00.html … Continue reading

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Replacing antibiotics in the dairy industry

Israeli biotech Mileutis has developed Imilac – designed to treat mastitis in cows by boosting their immune systems. Imilac is near the marketing stage and can replace the wide use of antibiotics for which resistance is growing and being passed … Continue reading

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Antibiotic injection fights superbugs

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed an intravenous injection to fight hospital superbugs (bacteria resistant to most current antibiotics). They used nanotechnology to develop an injected form of mupirocin – which previously was just an antibiotic ointment. … Continue reading

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The first new antibiotic in 3 decades

Israel’s Regina Barzilay co-led an MIT team that used artificial intelligence to discover Halicin – the first entirely new antibiotic molecule in 30 years. It kills two of the most dangerous and durable bacteria which (unlike with other antibiotics) were … Continue reading

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Custom-tailored antibiotics

I reported previously (23rd Feb) on the AI system devised at Israel’s Technion for identifying the right antibiotic and dose for curing an individual’s infection. Now, thanks to the KSM Institute of Israel’s Maccabi Health company, the system is getting … Continue reading

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Fast test to identify the right antibiotic

I’ve reported previously (see here) on the many Israeli innovations that are trying to prevent antibiotics from becoming ineffective. Now Israeli startup Nanosynex offers a 4-hour test to determine which antibiotic will be effective and what dose to use to … Continue reading

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Your personal antibiotic cocktail

Researchers from Israel’s Technion Institute have devised a system for measuring the effectiveness of a combination of antibiotics in fighting infection. https://www.technion.ac.il/en/2019/01/integrated-attack/ https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-018-0252-1

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Reducing overuse of antibiotics

I reported previously (see here) on Israel’s MeMed which has developed ImmunoXpert – a fast test to determine whether an infection is bacterial or virus. ImmunoXpert is now EU approved and a recent study shows it can reduce unnecessary antibiotic … Continue reading

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