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Company in the spotlight: AGILeBiotics B.V.

14 December 2017

NADP supports R&D collaborations. To give further insights in companies active in this area, we have initiated a “Company in the spotlight” issue. In this first edition, we speak to Dr. Andreas Bastian, the CEO of AGILeBiotics B.V. This antimicrobial developing company was founded earlier this year and is a perfect candidate to kick-off this topic!

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Five projects awarded in NWO-CCC partnership program focusing on beneficial effects of carbohydrates

12 December 2017

The five awarded projects will investigate the beneficial effects of carbohydrates on microorganisms in the gastro-intestinal tract. The results are expected to aid in the reduction of antibiotics use in humans and farm animals. A total of 2.5 million Euros is invested in these projects, including contributions of TKI Agri&Food, Avebe, FrieslandCampina and NutritionSciences.

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10 Projects awarded within the 5th JPIAMR Joint Call

7 December 2017

The results of the 5th JPIAMR 2017 joint call for transnational research projects are presented. Within this funding opportunity over EUR 11.5 million have been awarded to 10 projects. Four of the supported projects have a Dutch coordinator.

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Prof Marc Bonten announces clinical experiments in UMC Utrecht with bacteriophage therapy

22 November 2017

In a radio interview on 21st of November, Prof Marc Bonten, medical microbiologist, announced that the University Medical Centre in Utrecht (UMCU) is planning experimental treatments with bacteriophage therapy in lung infections. Prof Bonten expects the first experimental treatments with bacteriophage therapy to start in the first quarter of 2018, under the condition that the Medical Ethics Review Committee agrees with the investigation. Prof Marc Bonten is board member of the NADP.

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World Antibiotics Awareness Week

17 November 2017

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

The week of 13 -19 November 2017 is World Antibiotic Awareness Week! The World Antibiotic Awareness Week is an initiative of the WHO to spread awareness on risks and prevention of antibiotic resistance. For this occasion, an expert panel from the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM) discusses what the future holds for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and what can be done to actively tackle it.

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