and development of
new antibiotics and
In the Netherlands, the lack of new antibiotics and alternatives led to the establishment of the Netherlands Antibiotic Development Platform (NADP), bringing together Dutch academic institutions, medical centers, and private organizations working on R&D of antibiotics and alternative therapies spanning the entire spectrum from basic research to clinical Phase IV studies. An initiative that was taken by the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sports together with already existing collaborative networks of public and/or private organizations active in antimicrobial research and drug development in the Netherlands. The NADP aims to collaborate with aforementioned international initiatives and stimulate the collaboration of Dutch researchers with these initiatives.