NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex:NBY), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing first-in-class, anti-infective compounds for the treatment and prevention of antibiotic-resistant infections, announced today that it has been awarded a cash grant totaling $244,479 under the U.S. Government's Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project (QTDP) program. The QTDP program was created by Congress as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
NovaBay received its grant for its program to treat Impetigo. Impetigo is a highly contagious superficial bacterial infection of the skin that affects mostly children. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is being observed with increasing frequency in this population. Impetigo is currently being treated with antibiotic ointments, to which bacteria is developing resistance.
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