- Data indicates that the antibiotic MYC-053; developed by TGV Therapeutics, has proven effective against the deadly fungal infection Candida auris (C.auris) candidemia.
- Initial testing by TGV was so promising the NIH decided to expand research into MYC-053.
- C.auris is a pathogenic fungus that has been known to spread in healthcare facilities. C.auris can infect wounds, the bloodstream, and the urinary tract.
- The pathogen is extremely dangerous because itis resistant to many existing antifungal drugs.
- MYC-053 is TGV’s lead product candidate, and itis described as a “novel antifungal agent that is structurally distinct fromthe three main classes of antifungal antibiotics.”.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / March 7, 2018 / TGV Therapeutics, the pharmaceutical company developing first-in-class drugs for fighting antibiotic-resistant infections, announced today it is working with the National Institutes of Health to expand its research on a drug that shows promise against new fungal superbugs.