glycopeptide antibiotic


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glycopeptide antibiotic

class of antibiotic that inhibits cell wall synthesis.
See also: vancomycin.

glycopeptide antibiotic

Any antibiotic composed of a short amino acid chain linked to a carbohydrate. Vancomycin and teicoplanin are glycopeptide antibiotics.
See also: antibiotic
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today announced results of a Phase II clinical trial demonstrating that dalbavancin, the company's next generation injectable glycopeptide antibiotic, showed superior efficacy to vancomycin, the current standard of care for the treatment of Gram-positive catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSI).
Oritavancin is a second-generation glycopeptide antibiotic that has demonstrated rapid bactericidal activity against a broad spectrum of gram-positive bacteria, including those resistant to vancomycin.
Wiesinger will lead the marketing of the company's products including the anti-fungal agent anidulafungin and the glycopeptide antibiotic dalbavancin, both targeting the treatment of serious hospital infections.
Oritavancin is a second-generation glycopeptide antibiotic that has bactericidal activity against a broad spectrum of gram-positive bacteria, including those resistant to vancomycin.
Oritavancin, a second-generation glycopeptide antibiotic, is currently being tested in multiple clinical trials, including a multi-center, global Phase III study of over 1,250 patients with complicated skin and skin-structure infections (CSSIs).
Central venous catheter related infections: risk factors and the effect of glycopeptide antibiotics.