Scientific article: Killing multi-resistant bugs with ionic liquids
A novel class of antibiotics found effective against Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Bacterial infections contribute to the death of 200’000 people per year in the US and Europe alone, and they are a much worse scourge in developing countries. Multi-drug resistant bacteria are already a serious threat to human health, with far too few antibiotics in the pipeline to counter the rapidly increasing antibiotics resistance. We found that a novel class of physically acting antimicrobials, ionic liquids, can efficiently kill one of the worst multi-resistant bacterial species.