London: Scientists claimed to have developed a new antibiotic compound from marine organisms which they say could combat a number of multi-drug resistant bacteria. A Scottish biotechnology company has developed a compound after research into marine organisms which it believes could be effective against Clostridium Difficile and types of Staphylococcus and Streptococcus bacteria, the BBC News reported. Scientists came up with the "AQP-182" compound after screening a portion of its collection of 10,000 marine micro-organisms for substances with anti-infective and anti-inflammatory properties. It was one of a number of what the company called "druggable" new molecules it had identified. "From an initial screening of a small portion of our natural product library we have identified 16 novel compounds belonging to totally novel and diverse chemical classes," Aquapharm Biodiscovery`s chief scientific officer, Dr Tim Morley, said.
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