antiinfective

antiinfective

 [an″te-in-fek´tiv]
1. capable of killing infectious agents or of preventing them from spreading.
2. a substance that counteracts infection; see also antimicrobial agent.

antiinfective

/an·ti·in·fec·tive/ (-in-fek´tiv) counteracting infection, or an agent that does this.

antiinfective

[-infek′tiv]
Etymology: Gk, anti + L, inficere, to stain
1 pertaining to an agent that prevents or treats infection.
2 an antiinfective drug.
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We will work with enterprising local companies to develop and deliver innovative antiinfective surface technologies, which have commercial applications across medical and industrial sectors.
Cubist also announced that it has exclusively licensed to Merck two chemical classes of novel, antiinfective compounds for a second undisclosed payment.
Extending our agreement further signifies our aggressive pursuit of Cubist's goals and our commitment to achieve success in the antiinfective marketplace.
Archer was a member of the Food and Drug Administration's Antiinfective Advisory Board and he is currently on the Scientific Advisory Board of Micuron Pharmaceuticals.
Nasdaq: CBST) today announced that the Company will hire an additional 36 sales professionals for its antiinfective acute care U.
We also look forward to making further investments in our antiinfective acute care product pipeline.
The product also fits very well with our experience in the antiinfective area and adds an important, late-stage development candidate to our pipeline.
We are very pleased to have found such an experienced partner, with a well established global antiinfective franchise, and one that allows us to focus on the commercialization of CUBICIN in the U.
Both grants focus on Cubist's research on lipopeptides, a new class of compounds that may prove to be a source of additional antiinfective medicines.
The recent emergence of Gram-positive bacteria resistant to many current antiinfective therapies presents a challenge to the pharmaceutical industry.
Cubist will receive a milestone payment for the delivery of a fourth novel, validated target and high-throughput screening assay for antiinfective drug discovery.