Antimicrobial activity of Ankaferd Blood Stopper® against nosocomial bacterial pathogens

Zeynep Saribas 1 , Burcin Sener 1 , Ibrahim Haznedaroglu 2 , Gulsen Hascelik 1 , Serafettin Kirazli 3 , and Hakan Goker 2
  • 1 Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 06100, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2 Department of Hematology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 06100, Ankara, Turkey
  • 3 Department of Research and Development, Ankaferd Drug Inc., 34820, Istanbul, Turkey


The aim of this study is to investigate the in vitro antimicrobial activity of Ankaferd Blood Stopper® against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Enterococcus species, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas species, Acinetobacter species and Klebsiella species of nosocomial origin. Ankaferd inhibited growth in 72.4% to 100% of the bacteria tested, depending on the type of the isolate. As a result, it can be stated that Ankaferd inhibits the in vitro growth of nosocomial bacteria. This is a novel, important finding since severe hospital infections coexist with many hemostatic disorders, and the use of Ankaferd may increase hemostatic potential in such clinical conditions.

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