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Producing Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

Welsh & Katz, Ltd.

Gold Sponsor

ISTC International Science & Technology Center

Ventures Enabling Sponsor

Atomic Venture Partners

Press Sponsor

Business Wire

Partnering Sponsor


Supporting Organizations

Boston University
Midwest Research University Network

Media Sponsors

(joint with Nanotech 2006) Nature
R&D Magazine

Summit News

Event Contact

Jennifer Rocha
955 Massachusetts Ave. #313
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (774) 249-8514

PolyMedix, inc.

Location:PA, US
Speaker:Dawn Eringis
Title:VP Business Development
Primary Industry:Personal Care
Executive Summary:PolyMedix develops biomimetics- novel small molecules and polymers which mimic the activity of proteins. Our first program is designing antiobiotic drugs and antimicrobial materials that mimic the activity of host defense proteins, and for which bacterial resistance is HIGHLY UNLIKELY to develop. The lead compounds are potent and broad spectrum, active against over 300 gram-positive and gram-negative strains of human pathogens. They are active against drug-resistant bacteria and rapidly cidal (within minutes). In addition, our compounds are highly selective for bacterial versus mammalian cells. The polymers have been successfully incorporated into various plastics, coatings and formulations and retain their antimicrobial activity. PolyMedix\'s compounds are relatively easy and cheap to synthesize. Importantly, our compounds\' unique mechanism of action means it will be extremely difficult for bacteria to develop resistance.
Venture is:Public


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