CARB-X FUNDS ELIGO BIOSCIENCE TO DEVELOP CRISPR-BASED THERAPEUTICS DERIVED FROM BACTERIOPHAGES TO KILL SUPERBUGS AND PREVENT DEADLY INFECTIONS IN TRANSPLANT PATIENTS
CARB-X announced that it is awarding up to US$1.82 million to Eligo Bioscience in Paris, France, with additional funding for a total award of up to US$7.05 million if project milestones are met, for the development of a new generation of highly-specific antimicrobials to prevent multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections in organ transplant patients. Eligo’s bacteriophage- and CRISPR-based therapeutics are designed to selectively eliminate extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing (ESBL) and Carbapenem-resistant E. coli and K. Pneumoniae (CRE) from the microbiome of transplant patients before their procedure, thereby preventing the onset of these often-fatal infections.
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