Published On: Mon, Mar 26th, 2018

Novel antibiotic may help fight 'superbugs'

Indian-origin scientists have developed a novel “game changing” antibiotic which is capable of killing drug-resistant bacteria, and could lead to the first new class of antibiotic drug in 30 years. The breakthrough is another major step towards developing a commercially viable drug version based on teixobactin – a natural antibiotic discovered by US scientists in soil samples in 2015 which has been heralded as a “gamechanger” in the battle against antibiotic resistant pathogens such as MRSA and VRE.

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