Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy--49th annual meeting. Part 1. 11-15 September 2009, San Francisco, CA, USA.
ABSTRACT The Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy held in San Francisco included topics covering new therapeutic developments for the treatment of infectious diseases. This conference report highlights selected presentations on a beta-cyclodextrin derivative for the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus infections, a type 3 secretion system inhibitor for the treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, a small-molecule inhibitor of the fungal Hos2 HDAC, a TLR9 agonist used as an adjuvant, a CMV vaccine, a glycopeptide-cephalosporin heterodimer antibiotic, a topical quinolone for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections, a broad-spectrum glycylcycline antibiotic and an HCV RNA replication inhibitor. Investigational drugs discussed include IB-201 (Innovative Biologics Inc), MBX-1641 (Microbiotix Inc), MGCD-290 (MethylGene Inc), agatolimod (Coley Pharmaceutical Group Inc/Pfizer Inc/GlaxoSmithKline plc/Merck & Co Inc/Dynavax Technologies Corp/Novartis AG/Emergent BioSolutions Inc), TD-1792 (Theravance Inc), ozenoxacin (Ferrer Internacional SA/Maruho Co Ltd/Toyama Chemical Co Ltd) and ATI-0810 (Arisyn Therapeutics Inc).