Every day, people die of infections that do not respond to antibiotics.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when micro-organisms, such as bacteria, mutate after repeated exposure to antimicrobial drugs like antibiotics.
Over the years, excessive use of antibiotic and antiviral therapies has lead to a dramatic increase in AMR. As a result, public concern has stimulated the search for novel non-specific and non-antibiotic antimicrobial agents.
An unmet need in dermal and respiratory diseases:
No effective treatment for many viral and fungal infections
Significant side effects of available anti-fungal medications
Overuse of antibiotics leading to increased AMR