CANNABIDIOL, A FUTURE ANTIBIOTIC?

Pharmotech owns a patent on CBD and composition thereof as antibacterial compound. This first step was achieved in collaboration with the Geneva University. Our goal is to create different new antibiotics for humankind and animals. Soon we will begin the pre-clinical trials on mice and then a clinical. All our R&D is developed in Switzerland in collaboration  with primary medical institutions. 

Is a hard and complicated job, but incredibly motivating.

UN (UNITED NATIONS) about antibiotic retissant bacteria problem: UN (http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56249#.WSRB8LQVhrM)

The WHO (World Health Organization) list is divided into three categories according to the urgency of need for new antibiotics: critical, high and medium priority.

Priority 1: CRITICAL

▪ Acinetobacter baumannii, carbapenem-resistant
▪ Pseudomonas aeruginosa, carbapenem-resistant
▪ Enterobacteriaceae, carbapenem-resistant, ESBL-producing

The most critical group of all includes multidrug resistant bacteria (MDR) that pose a particular threat in hospitals, nursing homes, and among patients whose care requires devices such as ventilators and blood catheters. They include Acinetobacter, Pseudomonas and various Enterobacteriaceae, including Klebsiella, E. coli, Serratia, and Proteus. They can cause severe and often deadly infections such as bloodstream infections and pneumonia. These bacteria have become resistant to a large number of antibiotics, including carbapenems and third generation cephalosporins – the best available antibiotics for treating multi-drug resistant bacteria.

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, said antimicrobial resistance is a “fundamental threat” to global health and safety at the first general assembly meeting on drug-resistant bacteria.

It is estimated that more than 700,000 people die each year due to drug-resistant infections, though it could be much higher because there is no global system to monitor these deaths. And there has been trouble tracking those deaths in places where they are monitored, like in the US, where tens of thousands of deaths have not been attributed to superbugs, according to a Reuters investigation.

 

To be continued …

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