Nanoparticles Encapsulate Antibiotics to Reach Well Protected Bacteria

nanoparticles-for-antibioticsThe same bacterial infection can be just a nuisance or a life threatening condition, depending on where it has found a home. Once bacteria begin to form biofilms, it is often too late to administer antibiotics as they can’t penetrate the multi-layered cellular structure that a bacterial colony can form. Typically, large doses of antibiotics are administered to try to fight off the infection, but that can lead to further resistance. Now researchers from the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research in Saarbrücken, Germany have developed a technique for using nanoparticles to transport antibiotics to where they have not gone before.

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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