Patent Granted for Broad Spectrum Antibiotic

3/21/2016: I learned today that my US patent application for protocatechuic acid as a broad spectrum antibiotic and wound healing enhancer was granted.  This allows me to seek additional claims as well as advance other uses; i.e. sterilization of the skin prior to surgery to reduce this source of bacterial infection.  In addition, I will explore the sterilization of surgical implants at the time of surgery.