cephalosporin cephalosporin  /ˌsɛ fə ˈlɔ spə rɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) one of several broad spectrum antibiotic substances obtained from fungi and related to penicillin (trade names Mefoxin); addition of side chains has produced semisynthetic antibiotics with greater antibacterial activity

Usage(s):

  • His cephalosporin patent supported research at Oxford's Sir William Dunn School of Pathology for many years.

News

  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals rallies as antibiotic candidate hits endpoint

    Cubist Pharmaceuticals ( CBST ) is out with top-line data from a pivotal study of ceftolozane/tazobactam in complicated intra-abdominal infections. The company says the Phase 3 trial met the FDA and EMA's primary endpoint (non-inferiority to meropenem). AE profile is "consistent with that seen with other cephalosporin antibiotics and comparable to meropenem." NDA expected in H1 2014. MAA ...
    on December 16, 2013     Source: Seeking Alpha

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