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Novel Claromer compounds fight viruses by targeting their protective membranes


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Maxwell Biosciences announced publication of a revolutionary mechanism of action study for their Claromer compounds.

These novel molecules inactivates several viruses, including Influenza, Coronavirus, Hepatitis, Herpes, Zika and Chikungunya strains.

Claromers disrupt the pathogen membrane, opening up a promising new avenue for combating infectious diseases.

"...disrupting the membrane that surrounds human viruses is a promising mechanism for developing new antivirals," -  Kent Kirshenbaum, study's senior author.

Claromers possess novel mechanism, broad-acting efficacy, resistance prevention, no adverse effect on commensal microbiome.

Reveals the potential for the Claromers to combat bacterial and fungal pathogens simultaneously.

Combating currently untreatable infectious diseases drives their first target clinical indication, multi-pathogenic Chronic Rhinosinusitis.

Claromers act selectively against pathogens relevant to chronic sinusitis, while sparing healthy human cells.

Approach may lead to many anti-viral drugs, and help overcome challenges with antimicrobial drug resistance.

Ongoing studies aim to evaluate the full potential of these revolutionary molecules in treating human disease.

Study by Maxwell Biosciences and NYU, published in ACS Infectious Diseases.

Inspired by human immunity, Claromers are revolutionary molecules which may overcome resistance in near future

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ACS Publications

Publisher which delivers news from Chemical, Engineering and Medical fields.

Kent Kirshenbaum

Professor of chemistry at NYU and Chief Scientific Officer at Maxwell Biosciences

Maxwell Biosciences

Biotechnology company focused on the treatment of infectious diseases

New York University (NYU)

One of the world’s foremost research universities

Novel Claromer compounds fight viruses by targeting their protective membranes