New Paper on Bioactivity of St. John’s Wort

Take a look at our latest article on the anti-infective properties of traditinal medicinal preparations. Here, we provide an example of traditional knowledge demonstrating sophisticated competence: harnessing a powerful plant while excluding a negative side-effect. This article is available by open access, free to view or download at the link…

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New paper out on anti-biofilm activity in Steptococcus pneumoniae!

I am so excited to announce that our newest paper on our biofilm inhibitor formulation, 220D-F2 from the Elmleaf blackberry, has been published in PLoS ONE! Here, we report exciting activity against pneumococcal biofilms! Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is an important human pathogen associated with high morbidity and mortality, causing serious…

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PhytoTEK awarded Georgia Research Alliance Venture Lab grant

July 20th, 2012. PhytoTEK LLC, the start-up biotech company co-founded by Dr. Cassandra Quave and Mr. Sahil Patel, was awarded a Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Venture Lab Phase IA award in the amount of $25,000 for the proposal “Anti-infectives for Companion Animals”. The aims of this project are to pursue…

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Exciting new study published by Quave and colleagues

An exciting new study by Dr. Quave and colleagues reporting the activity of ellagic acid derivatives against S. aureus biofilms was published today in PLoS One. These compounds were isolated from a medicinal blackberry plant used in southern Italy to treat skin infections. The full article is accessible at this…

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