Targeted Biome Bacteriolysis™: A New Antimicrobial Approach
Targeted Biome Bacteriolysis™ occurs when an endolysin peptidoglycan hydrolase effectively targets specific pathogenic bacteria while sparing unintended targets. This technology leverages the action of a bacteriophage to create an engineered endolysin.
In nature, phage DNA enters bacterial cells at local activity of virion-associated cell wall hydrolases.
Once inside the cell wall, new phages are released from the infected host cell, creating soluble lytic enzymes. These endolysins lyse the cell wall, targeting essential bacterial structure and ultimately resulting in bacterial death.
Copying what our body does naturally, Micreobalance® is the first engineered endolysin peptidoglycan hydrolase that can effectively target specific bacteria of the microbiome while sparing unintended targets.
Working from the outside in, topically applied endolysins lyse the bacterial cell wall. By targeting the bad and protecting the good, topically applied endolysins balance the skin microbiome.
GladskinMD offers medical strength, biome therapeutic skincare with Micreobalance®, our patented endolysin technology that addresses skin microbiome health head-on. Our products are formulated to meet the unique skincare needs of patients who seek recommendations from healthcare providers.
-Dr. Peter Lio, MD, FAAD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Founding Director, Chicago Integrative Eczema Center
Temporal Shifts in The Skin Microbiome Associated with
Disease Flares and Treatment In Children with Atopic Dermatitis¹
Disease Flares and Treatment In Children with Atopic Dermatitis¹
A Skin Microbiome Balancing Act
Healthy skin requires a healthy microbiome. But eczematous skin is often in dysbiosis: an estimated 80% of atopic dermatitis patients are overcolonized with S. aureus, a pathogenic bacteria that drives eczema flares. ², ³
Overcolonization is a moving target: it can occur on certain areas of the body but not others and recur over time. Addressing persistent microbiome dysbiosis is critical to restoring AD patients’ skin health.
Generational Skincare Inspired by Real People
AD patients’ skincare needs evolve as they progress through life. We are committed to creating products that improve people’s lives across generations.
Living Fully While Managing AD
We believe skincare decision should not cause additional stress. We strive to formulate skincare that doctors rely on and patients trust.
This primary symptom of AD is highly disruptive and impacts patients’ social, emotional, and professional lives.
Adults and children with AD experience disrupted sleep⁴ that can lead to poorer health outcomes.⁵ Their caregivers aren’t sleeping well either. ⁶, ⁷
This seldom acknowledged AD symptom can be debilitating and difficult to manage.
Itching attacks and uncomfortable skin can impact focus and make it hard to succeed at–or even attend–work or school.
School & Work Disruptions
People with AD have higher rates of anxiety and depression ⁸ and are 44% more likely to exhibit suicidal ideation.⁹
AD is a visible marker of difference that can impact patients’ confidence, sense of self and relationships with others.
Self Esteem & Relationships
We partner with leading researchers and dermatologists to develop products optimized for patients living with atopic dermatitis. All of our ingredients are intentionally selected to promote skin health.
Our proprietary endolysin that targets pathogenic bacteria, including antibiotic resistant strains.
An essential fatty acid derived from macadamia nut oil that prevents moisture loss. Allergy-safe: no nut protein present.
A non-greasy emollient derived from jojoba that acts as an anti-inflammatory skin conditioner. Superior stability.
A hydrating trihydroxy alcohol that supports skin elasticity and barrier repair.
Gladskin & GladskinMD are on a mission to improve quality of life for millions of people living with inflammatory skin conditions worldwide.
Our revolutionary non-prescription products for atopic dermatitis use patented endolysin science to balance the skin microbiome and restore skin health. GladskinMD is a subsidiary of the Dutch & Swiss biotechnology company Micreos Holdings, which is developing sustainable alternatives to antibiotics.
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