Fungal Morphology Review

Impact on treatment of onychomycosis Fungus is a member of a large group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and moulds. Unlike plants, animals, protists and bacteria, fungal cells have cell walls that contain chitin (not cellulose). Fungi feed by absorption, they do not ingest their food. They accomplish this by growing through and within the substrate on which they are feeding. Numerous hyphae network through the flesh (or wood, cheese, bread, leather, vegetation, etc) from which they are growing. The hyphae secrete complex digestive enzymes which break down the substrate, making it easier for the fungus…

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ToeFX receives $30,000 research grant

ToeFX technology research

ToeFX received a Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) grant from the Ontario Centres of Excellence.  These grants help companies develop, implement and commercialize technical innovations by supporting partnerships between Ontario’s industry and publicly funded post-secondary institutions. Working with researchers at McMaster University, ToeFX has successfully concluded ex vivo trials of its photodisinfection product on the fungal strains that cause onychomycosis (toenail fungus).  Trials showed conclusively that the ToeFX protocol shows exceptional antifungal effects on human toenails.

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