Development of natural antimicrobial topical product from traditional Philippine medicinal plants

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when antibiotic drugs and products stops working, making it difficult to treat infections and diseases which could lead to further health complications and death. Therefore, development of antibiotic products is needed to control the increasing cases of AMR. Medicinal plants are a great source of natural antibiotic compounds to make antibiotic drugs and products. This project evaluates the potential to develop a topical antimicrobial product that incorporates medicinal plant extracts from the Philippines which have been found to have antibiotic properties. Market potential of the product will also be researched by contacting customers, experts, and potential investors in the field. Findings will be published once appropriate data is collected.

Julie Anne Dayrit
Faculty Supervisor: 
Clarissa Sit
Nova Scotia
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