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Table 4 Efficacy of P128 gel on nasal Staphylococci in their native physiological state

From: Antistaphylococcal activity of bacteriophage derived chimeric protein P128

Volunteer No. CFU count Reduction in CFU (%)
  Buffer gel P128 gel  
1 ~105 16 99.99
2 ~105 10 99.99
3 ~105 18 99.99
4 15 0 > 99.99
5 ~105 150 99.90
6 > 105 143 99.90
7 ~105 212 99.90
8 ~104 57 99.90
9 ~104 15 99.90
10 ~104 13 99.90
11 ~104 14 99.90
12 ~104 44 99.90
13 ~104 57 99.90
14 > 104 86 99.90
15 ~104 29 99.90
16 ~104 10 99.90
17 ~104 64 99.90
18 ~103 3 99.90
19 ~103 2 99.90
20 ~103 3 99.90
21 ~103 6 99.90
22 > 105 1200 99.00
23 ~104 128 99.00
24 ~104 220 99.00
25 ~103 24 99.00
26 ~103 22 99.00
27 ~103 190 90.00
28 ~103 110 90.00
29 ~103 310 90.00
30 278 17 90.00
31 250 22 90.00
  1. Both nares of each individual were swabbed. One swab was immersed in P128 hydrogel, and the other was immersed in buffer gel (control). Staphylococcal CFU counts of nasal swabs immersed in P128 gel were significantly lower than CFU counts of control swabs