Squalamine extraction from synthetic lab process

Squalamine extraction from synthetic lab process

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Caption: Squalamine drug synthesis in the laboratory. A pharmaceutical chemist working with squalamine analogs which have been extracted from a synthetic laboratory process. Squalamine is a steroid which has antibacterial properties, and is found in the blood and tissue of dog-fish sharks. This laboratory research is being conducted at Magainin Pharmaceuticals, Pennsylvania, USA, a biotechnology company researching new types of antibiotics. It is hoped that squalamine, produced synthetically, will serve as a natural antibiotic drug. Bacteria which cause human disease are becoming increasingly resistant to all other known antibiotic drugs.

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Keywords: antibacterial drug, antibiotic resistance, bioengineered, bioengineering, biotechnology, drug, drugs, genetic, genetics, lab synthesis, magainin pharmac., manufacture, production, squalamine, synthesis

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