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BROAD SPECTRUM BETA-LACTAMASE INHIBITORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
54265
Program Year/Program:
2001 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
1R41AI048997-01
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALAMX, LLC
101 N WILMOT RD, STE 600 TUCSON, AZ 85711-3335 TUCSON, AZ 85711
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: BROAD SPECTRUM BETA-LACTAMASE INHIBITORS
Agency: HHS
Contract: PHS2001-2
Award Amount: $160,232.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (Adapted from the application): Penicillin-resistant bacteria pose a serious threat to human welfare. This project will generate new products designed to defeat resistant microorganisms. The most prevalent cause of bacterial resistance involves the destruction of the antibiotic with the enzyme B-lactamase. There are more than 255 known B-lactamases, which have been grouped into four classes: A through D. Historically, class A has been the most clinically important. However, the incidence of class C-mediated infections has increased dramatically in the past decade. Often such resistant infections can be defeated through the co-administration of an antibiotic and a B-lactamase inhibitor. However, current commercial B-lactamase inhibitors are effective only against class A enzymes. We have now identified and patented lead compounds which are simultaneously effective against both class A and class C B-lactamases. This project will develop those leads into viable commercial products. Collaborations with a number of academic researchers and pharmaceutical companies are in place, allowing access to representative B-lactamases as well as microbiological evaluations of these inhibitors. The objective is to develop products which have a broader spectrum than commercial antibiotic/inhibitor combinations. This will include either better overall activity or better activity against a subclass of clinically important organisms not targeted by current commercial products. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: These inhibitors can be combined with the commercial beta-lactam antibiotic to broaden the spectrum of the antibiotic.

Principal Investigator:

John D. Buynak
2147682484
JBUYNAK@MAIL.SMU.EDU

Business Contact:


5207484465
RCT2CPM@AOL.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALAMX, LLC
101 N WILMOT RD, STE 600 TUCSON, AZ 85711-3335 TUCSON, AZ 85711

EIN/Tax ID: 861003650
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
DALLAS, TX 76954
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university