In vitro activity of thienamycin.

  title={In vitro activity of thienamycin.},
  author={Francis P. Tally and Nilda V. Jacobus and SherwoodL. Gorbach},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  volume={14 3},
The in vitro activity of thienamycin was tested against 135 aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. The compound was highly active against resistant gram-negative bacilli and penicillin-resistant Straphylococcus aureus. The antianaerobic spectrum of the drug seemed to be comparable to that of metronidazole.