Clinical trial of kunzea oil for onychomycoses treatment-commercial potential

Summary

This study will compare the effectiveness and tolerability of kunzea oil with amorolfine nail lacquer in the treatment of onychomycosis. Our hypothesis is that due its potent antifungal activity and high penetration of the nail bed kunzea oil is a better treatment for onychomycosis than amorolfine. The proposed trial of the oil will result in the clinical validation of the oil for the treatment onychomycosis. Clinical proof of efficacy can then be used in the marketing of the oil as a therapeutic agent. Industry and commercial partners will facilitate commercialisation of this product should clinical efficacy be demonstrated.

Program

New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

University of Tasmania

Objective Summary

This study will compare the effectiveness and tolerability of kunzea oil with amorolfine nail lacquer in the treatment of onychomycosis. Our hypothesis is that due its potent antifungal activity and high penetration of the nail bed kunzea oil is a better treatment for onychomycosis than amorolfine. The proposed trial of the oil will result in the clinical validation of the oil for the treatment onychomycosis. Clinical proof of efficacy can then be used in the marketing of the oil as a therapeutic agent. Industry and commercial partners will facilitate commercialisation of this product should clinical efficacy be demonstrated.

Project Code

PRJ-000464

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Friday, September 1, 2006

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Promoting and maintaining good health

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NEPI-Feasibility studies and industry literature reviews

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