Accelerating research

and development of

new antibiotics and




WHO published report on antibacterial agents in clinical development

21 September 2017

As part of implementation of the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, WHO drew up a list of priority antibiotic-resistant pathogens (priority pathogens list; PPL) to guide research into and the discovery and development of new antibiotics. Furthermore, the pipeline of antibacterial products that are in clinical development was analyzed.

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British Biotech Receives €52M Boost to Beat Antimicrobial Resistance with New Antibiotic

13 September 2017

In a recent press release Summit Therapeutics announced they received the BARDA Contract worth $62 mil. for the development of a new treatment against Clostridium difficile infections.

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EU Joint action on antimicrobial resistance launched

13 September 2017

A joint action on antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections (EU-JAMRAI), bringing together member states, international organizations, institutes and universities to tackle the AMR threat was launched on 13 September, at the French Ministry of Health in Paris.

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Researchers break resistant bacteria’s defence against antibiotics

11 September 2017

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered a method with which antibiotics can have an effect on pathogenic bacteria that are naturally resistant to treatment. In brief, the method targets the bacterium’s energy centre, making it easier for antibiotics to penetrate the bacteria cell and kill it.

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CEO Madam Therapeutics interviewed on urgent need for antimicrobials

6 September 2017

On September 1st, Remko van Leeuwen CEO of Madam Therapeutics, gave a pitch and was interviewed on the “Zaken doen met” radioshow on the Dutch Radio Station BNR.

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Events Calendar

Upcoming events

A list of upcoming events, with topics around antimicrobial resistance, development of new antibiotics and alternative therapies.

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