Xerion’s leading bioactive ingredient is AMYCOT®, an antimicrobial extract derived through a proprietary process from the microalgae Arthrospira maxima, that has a number of activities including:
anti-fungal (specific action against a major structural component of fungi cell walls)
anti-bacterial (against gram positive bacteria)
anti-viral (against Papilloma and Herpes simplex viruses)
AMYCOT® may therefore be regarded as a product platform and the first products to be commercialised are based primarily on AMYCOT®'s fungicidal activity under the brand nailKALM® with additional anti-inflammatory and skin repair benefits.
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