Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA):
MRSA infections constitute the majority of health care-associated infections, increasing lengths of hospital stay, severity of illness, deaths, and costs. While these infections used to be limited primarily to hospitals, they are becoming increasingly common in communities nationwide, especially where groups of people are in close quarters, including military facilities, sports teams, and prisons. The number of infected children jumped 28 percent between 2001 and 2004.
Several treatment options are available for MRSA, but many have harsh side effects, and resistance is growing to each of them. Most of the drugs in development must be given by injection—a painful, inconvenient, and expensive route. Drugs that can be taken by mouth are desperately needed.
"Working with us is CONTAGIOUS!"
TransPharm Preclinical Solutions is a reliable single source provider of a complete array of studies in infectious disease animal models for the antibiotic discovery industry. With over 144 years of combined experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, the scientific team at TransPharm Preclinical Solutions is highly skilled in designing and performing a comprehensive set of studies to determine antibiotic efficacy in a wide variety of infected animal models. Our experience in animal care, drug discovery and drug development makes us the leading experts in antibiotic testing in animal infection models.
We are conveniently located in the Heart of Michigan's Biotechnology Corridor. TransPharm is geographically situated between Western Michigan University and the Innovation Center to the West, the University of Michigan and the research community in Ann Arbor to the East and directly South of Michigan State University. This allows for constant collaborations with these areas of high technology. TransPharm Preclinical Solutions is the first Biotechnology Company in Jackson County and hopes to spark interest and mentoring for other life science related companies coming to the area.