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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Quave & collaborators awarded research grant from the National Institutes of Health

A grant proposal entitled “Mechanistic Studies on Staphylococcal Quorum Quenching Natural Products” has been selected for funding under the R01 mechanism from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the US National Institutes of Health. The five year research project, totaling $1.829 million dollars, will be led by…

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Researchers Study Renaissance Herbals to Preserve the Botanical Tradition of the Ancient Mediterranean

ArtPlantae Today posted (1/27/2012) a wonderful piece reporting an interview with cultural anthropologist, Emanuela Appetiti, and historian of science, Alain Touwaide from the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions. The full article can be accessed here.

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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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