According to statistics from the Federal Ministry of Health, 400,000 to 600,000 people in Germany fall ill every year due to infections caused by so-called multi-resistant bacteria. Between 10,000 and 15,000 people die from them. These germs form a protective biofilm that protects themselves from being attacked by antibiotics. Antimicrobial agents that attack these bacterial biofilms are needed on order to successfully combat this level of resistance.
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