Anti-Microbial Properties of Amino Acid Complexes of the Later Transition Metals


Antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria are more frequently reported and present an immediate and severe danger to many people. New manners of fighting these infections are being sought, with several particularly promising compounds being developed at Virginia Tech. The creation of transition metal complexes with effective anti-microbial properties and the properties of these compounds to further develop more complexes have been demonstrated. These compounds provide improved methods of treating resistant bacteria, which will decrease the mortality rate of those infected.

Patent Information:
Title App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date Patent Status
Transition Metal Complexes of Amino Acids and Related Ligands And Their Uses As Catalysts, Anti-Microbials, and Anti-Cancer Agents US Utility *United States 13/653,883 8,841,281 10/17/2012 9/23/2014 10/17/2032 Issued
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