Press release: IMI launches €130m Calls for proposals with focus on Alzheimer’s, big data, vaccines, & more
Today, the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is launching two new Calls for proposals with topics on Alzheimer’s disease, big data, vaccines, autoimmune disease, the blood-brain barrier, drug development, and the exploitation of IMI project results.
During the NADP launch event, we asked the scientific and business community to provide input on the aims and activities planned for NADP. What should NADP do for you?
Kees de Joncheere, chair of the NADP Executive Board and former Director of the Essential Medicines and Health Products Department at the World Health Organisation (WHO) is focused on the international opportunities for NADP. Over the last years increasing concern has been expressed at the international level over the threat of antimicrobial resistance, leading to the adoption of the Global Action Plan on AMR by the WHO World Health Assembly, and the UN General Assembly resolution on AMR in 2016.
An interview with Schelto Korf, NADP Alliance Manager
My role at the Netherlands Antibiotic Development Platform (NADP) as Alliance manager is to support academics and companies in finding new partners for collaboration in R&D of antibiotics and alternatives.
On 5 and 6 July the KWR Watercycle Research Institute has hosted a WHO expert meeting meeting for 35 international experts on water and antimicrobial resistant bacteria to write an action plan for the WHO to stop the spread of antibiotic resistance through water. The water sector has a central position in a lot of these processes, allowing them to contribute to the approach to stop the spread of antibiotic resistance.
Action plan treats human and animal health as interconnected
The European commission has launched a plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance through concrete actions, including stricter monitoring of antibiotic use in farm animals, boosting research into epidemiology and reinforcing cooperation with institutions such as the World Health Organization.