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β-lac·tam

(lak'tam),
A class of broad-spectrum antibiotics that are structurally and pharmacologically related to the penicillins and cephalosporins.

beta-lactam

(bā′tə-lăk′təm, bē′-)
n.
1. A lactam composed of a four-membered ring, formed by intramolecular condensation of an amino acid in which the amino group is located at the beta position, or any compound containing this group.
2. A beta-lactam antibiotic.

be·ta-lac·tam

(bā'tă lak'tam)
Class of broad-spectrum antibiotics structurally and pharmacologically related to penicillins and cephalosporins.
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Beta lactam is a class of broad-spectrum antibiotics, consisting of all antibiotic agents that contain a beta-lactam ring in their molecular structures.
Nitin specialises in manufacturing liquid ampoules, liquid vials, sterile dry powder (beta lactam and non beta lactam), multidose eye/ear drops and lyophilised vials covering more than 200 formulations across various therapeutic areas including antibiotics.
"The transaction also cements our leading position in beta lactam production and provides Recipharm not only with additional scale but also opportunities to realize commercial and operational synergies as we combine it with our existing Italian business."
Since [beta] lactam antibiotics, dominantly penicillin, are most widely used in treatment of the bacterial diseases of cattle, therefore the tests for the detection of beta lactam residues are most widely used in control of milk for antibiotics residues.
Cefoxitin resistant Staphylococcus aureus are resistant to all beta lactam antibiotics irrespective of their zone sizes in vitro.
Comparative in vitro activity of beta lactam / beta lactamases inhibitor combinations against gram negative bacteria.
Recipharm is planning to buy Mitim Srl for SEK 640 million adding scale and niche technology in injectable beta lactams
The acquisition of Mitim consolidates Recipharms leading position as a CDMO and adds an important new technology with FDA inspected facilities in the niche area of filling of sterile beta lactams. Sales to the US (the largest markets for these types of products) has significantly increased in recent years through the expansion of partnerships with existing customers who are making new product registrations in the territory.
Beta Lactams to Emerge as the Most-Preferred Drug Class Compared to the various drug class, beta lactams is likely to emerge as one of the most preferred drug class between 2017 and 2026.
Beta lactams are the most widely prescribed antibacterial drugs, and are of particular value against infections by Gram-negative bacteria, where few alternatives exist.
The results of this work indicated that beta lactams evaluated may delay the maturation of somatic embryos of the calli, or the course from globular stage to bipolar shoots.
INDEX TERMS: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, anti-Pseudomonas antibiotics, Beta Lactams.