Patent Number: 8,303,994

Title: Method for the eradication of pathogens including S. aureus and antibiotic resistant microbes from the upper respiratory tract of mammals and for inhibiting the activation of immune cells

Abstract: A method for killing or substantially eradicating a pathogen in the upper respiratory tract of a mammal is disclosed. The method comprises generating molecular iodine (I2) in situ using an oxidant-reductant reaction with a minimum concentration of at least about 25 ppm of I2 and I2 comprises at least 40% of the total iodine atoms. A method for inhibiting superantigens using molecular iodine is also disclosed.

Inventors: Kessler; Jack Howard (Southborough, MA), Richards; James Carlton (Sudbury, MA)

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International Classification: A01N 59/00 (20060101); A01N 59/22 (20060101); A01N 59/10 (20060101); A01N 59/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-11-06 0:00:00