Researchers of Perm University have developed new chemicals that are active against staphylococcus – the causative agent of hospital-acquired infections. In February, University chemists filed a patent securing the production method.
The compounds exhibit 2-3 times higher bactericidal activity against Staphylococcus aureus compared to common antiseptics used in medical practice.
The authorship of the invented method and new compounds belongs to Department of organic chemistryb scientists: professor Andrey Maslivets, senior lecturer Maxim Dmitriev, Pavel Melukhin and their colleagues from “Bactericide”: laboratory at a Chemical faculty.
“These substances can be used in pharmacology for development of new medicinal drugs with antimicrobial effect. As of now, we have identified only antibacterial activity, though there might be other useful properties”, – said Andrey Maslivets.
Patented compounds passed the tests against Staphylococcus aureus, being the causative agent of many diseases – from skin and respiratory diseases to heart and bone marrow disorders.