Technology

We’ve developed our Neutrox and Aganocide compounds through research and development based on the human body’s natural immune system and the molecules involved in combating infections. The body’s primary defense against infection is the anatomic barrier of the skin and mucous membranes. Once pathogens penetrate the primary defense, the next line of defense is provided by the white blood cells. The most numerous of the white blood cells is the neutrophil. When it encounters a bacterium or other pathogen, the neutrophil engulfs it and generates a series of small molecules with which to destroy it. The process in which these molecules are created is called the “oxidative burst”. These molecules typically have a very short life as they are created “on demand” to accomplish a specific task. We have focused our efforts on understanding these molecules and finding ways, primarily by chemical modification, to impart qualities to them to allow them to be developed as therapeutic products.