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With few antibiotics in development since the early 1990s, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major and rapidly growing global health challenge that is already making previously easy to treat infections harder to treat. Approximately 700,000 people worldwide die of drug-resistant infections every year and this number is expected to increase significantly in the future.2…
“HZI and Technische Universität Braunschweig celebrate the award of the Inhoffen Medal which is given in recognition of world-leading research in the field of total synthesis of natural agents. In just a short period of time, Phil Baran has revolutionised the synthesis of organic natural compounds and set innovative impulses in synthetic methodology as well," says Prof Peter H.…
Some 400,000 people around the world succumb to the consequences of a hepatitis C infection each year. The hepatitis C virus is usually transmitted by blood. An infection can remain undetected for long periods of time, because the disease initially progresses largely without symptoms and manifest flu-like symptoms are often not recognised as being related to a hepatitis C infection.…
Biofilms are surface-adherent aggregates of bacteria that are embedded in a slimy matrix, in which the bacteria protect themselves against the immune system or by antibiotics. Infections with these bacteria are therefore particularly difficult to treat. The microporenic acids discovered by Chepkirui can, for example, dissolve biofilms of the hospital germ Staphylococcos aureus…
Under the terms of the agreement, Evotec and HZI will collaborate for an initial term of 3 years. The collaboration will combine HZI’s unique collection and know-how of natural products as well as access to in vitro and in vivo models of bacterial infection with Evotec’s leading drug discovery platform, expertise in medicinal chemistry and pharmacology as well as world-leading…