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2015-02-13 11:42:00

Full Member of RAS Oleg Nefedov Develops a Universal Antimicrobial

Full Member of RAS Oleg Nefedov Develops a Universal Antimicrobial

Demidov Prize Winner Oleg M. Nefedov is developing a universal antimicrobial agent.

Over the past twenty years, Full Member of RAS, Head of Laboratory of Chemistry of Carbenes and Small-Size Cycles of ZIOC RAS has been actively researching fluoroquinolones – synthetic drugs with antimicrobial agents. He believes that, on the basis of generation IV fluoroquinolones, it is possible to create medications whose antibacterial action will surpass that of existing antibiotics.

“These are highly potent drugs that can be used for the treatment of any disease associated with the entire spectrum of pathogens”, - said Academician Oleg Nefedov to the journalists.

By chemical experiments, fluorine atoms are introduced into different molecules to result in the compounds that do not have natural analogs.

In 2014, Full Member of RAS Oleg M. Nefedov received the Demidov Prize “For outstanding contribution to the development of chemistry”. For details see here. The scientist has more than 350 patents.

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