Antimicrobial coating agents
Infections arising from the use of medical devices are a common occurrence in hospitals and health care homes. The most prolific of these include catheter-related infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia, both of which can be fatal. To reduce the rate of such infections, antimicrobial coating are used in medical devices, such as catheters and ventilators in addition to sanitisation protocols.
Ventilator-associated pneumonia is most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter baumanii and less commonly by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Stenostrophomonas maltophilia, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Serratia marcescens. Our antimicrobial candidate BCP3 shows good activity against a number of VAP-causing culprits and we anticipate that it will be effective in tackling ventilator-associated pneumonia in hospitals.