Invention Library

Defeating Infection Ecology: Novel OTC Treatments to Clear Recalcitrant Skin and Nail Infections

Taking a radically new approach to eradicate topical infections, LIMR researchers have developed a set of topical over-the-counter (OTC) formulations of safe and effective agents. Their new approach is based on the concept of treating the infection ecology, which includes not only the microbial agent but also (1) the local supportive microbiome for the microbe, and (2) the local supportive tissue microenvironment of the host. In particular, the immune microenvironment that has been subverted by the microbiome is addressed.