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 led 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:
There is no effective treatment for many viral and fungal infections.
Significant side effects occur with available anti-fungal medications.
Antibiotic overuse leads to increased AMR.