Helix BioMedix to Discuss Potential of Its Proprietary Peptides at the BIO International Convention
BOTHELL, Wash., April 18, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Helix BioMedix, Inc. today announced that Timothy Falla, Ph.D, Chief Scientific Officer, will present an update on the company's new generation of small molecule peptide (lipohexapeptide) technology at the BIO International Convention. The convention will take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA from May 6th through 9th. Dr. Falla's presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th, Room D at 10:00 am.
Dr. Falla's presentation will discuss the company's research on the potential of lipohexapeptides as broad spectrum anti-infectives in the prevention of wound infections caused by multiple-resistant hard to treat pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa in burns, Staphylococcus aureus in surgical wounds and Acinetobacter baumannii in trauma wounds. The company's lipohexapeptides are designed specifically to overcome the disadvantages that have hampered the industry's previous attempts to develop therapeutic antimicrobial peptides. These 'new generation' peptides are excellent drug candidates due to their low toxicity, attractive cost of goods profile, and evidence of efficacy in both bacterial and fungal infection models.
Helix BioMedix's peptides are also currently bringing value-added performance benefits to the cosmeceutical and personal care markets in the areas of anti-acne and anti-aging skin care. The company believes that an increasing number of industry leaders and skin care clinicians are identifying peptides as the next generation of cosmetic skin care technology and the company's proprietary peptides are being incorporated into a growing number of products through various licensing agreements.
Helix BioMedix will be participating in the BIO Business Forum Partnering Program. In 2007, Helix BioMedix has plans to accelerate its entry into the arena of pharmaceutical topical anti-infectives with a focus on the large anti-infective dermatology market, including indications such as acne and dermatitis. The company also hopes to increase the number of peptide-enhanced personal care products that contain Helix BioMedix peptides in the next several years.
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), founded in 1993, is a nonprofit association that represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, state and international affiliates, and related organizations. BIO is widely known for the BIO International Convention, a four-day annual biotechnology showcase that draws about 20,000 attendees. The convention serves to educate the public and policymakers about biotechnology, while fostering partnering meetings and other business development activities that keep the industry growing.
About Helix BioMedix
Helix BioMedix, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company with a vast library of diverse bioactive peptides and patents covering six distinct classes and hundreds of thousands of peptide sequences. The company's mission is to enrich clinical practice and the patient and consumer experience by expanding opportunities to tap the health, beauty and safety benefits of advanced bioactive small molecule technology. Its vision is to be recognized as the world leader in the identification, qualification and commercialization of natural and synthetic peptide technology.
The company's core competencies include peptide design, synthesis and characterization together with assay development, screening, tissue culture and microbiology. These areas of expertise are leveraged through relationships with contract research organizations and peptide manufacturers for the capability to take a program from theoretical concept to a validated and qualified skin care active with respect to both efficacy and safety. Applications for Helix BioMedix peptides include anti-aging cosmeceutical skin care, acne treatment and other topical anti-infective pharmaceuticals and wound healing. In addition to our primary focus on peptides for dermatological applications, the company's peptide library also holds promise for advancements in other therapeutic and industrial areas such as oral care, biocides and animal health.
More information about the company and its proprietary peptides may be found on the company's website at www.helixbiomedix.com .
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