Photosoft Effective Against Superbugs and Other Pathogens

Photosoft compounds showed activity in vitro against multiple strains of antibiotic-resistant MRSA bacteria, Escherichia coli bacteria and Candida albicans fungus in tests undertaken at the Australian Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Ecology (ACARE), University of Adelaide. MRSA is an antibiotic-resistant bacterium that is difficult to treat, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) having declared antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of the top 10 threats facing humanity. Photosoft's mode of action has the potential to make it unlikely for superbugs to develop resistance.