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Two key organisations from the UK and Russia have joined forces in the fight against the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). more

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Speaking at the launch of the AMR Centre in Alderley Park, Cheshire, two experts in the field of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) have raised concerns that research into this serious public health threat are lagging and a ‘renewed focus’ is essential. more

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A position paper released by the BEAM Alliance is calling for worldwide stakeholders to support small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)-driven innovation into reviving the product pipeline to fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR). more

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British biopharmaceuticals company, Helperby Therapeutics, has developed a sustainable solution to combat antimicrobial resistance — Antibiotic Resistance Breakers (ARBs) — which may reach the market as early as 2020. more

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A joint research project has been initiated by Medicines Discovery Catapult and ANTRUK to tackle the rapidly growing issue of antimicrobial resistance. more

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The AMR Centre and Swedish company Medivir have signed an exclusive licensing agreement aimed at tackling NDM-1 and other metallo-β-lactamases, which make bacteria resistant to widely-used antibiotics. more

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The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has issued new recommendations concerning the control of antimicrobial resistance — the ‘One Health’ approach. more

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Researchers from London have evaluated a new class of antibiotic, closthioamide (CTA), as a potential treatment for gonorrhoea, finding that it has high anti-gonococcal activity in vitro. more

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The BEAM Alliance, a coalition of SME biopharmaceutical companies, is requesting urgent action be taken in the fight against resistant bacteria by asking political leaders attending the G20 summit to work together to fight this deadly problem more

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A study, published in the journal Infection, has linked the pollution of bulk drug manufacturing facilities in Hyderabad, India, with the presence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. more

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DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals (DSP) is expanding its manufacturing facility in Delft, the Netherlands, to meet growing demand for sustainably produced antibiotics, building on the company’s commitment in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. more

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Specialty pharmaceutical company, Xellia Pharmaceuticals has signed The Declaration by the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Diagnostics Industries on Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). more

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The North of England is poised to lead research into tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR), an issue deemed by the United Nations as “a fundamental threat to human health, development, security” according to Lord Jim O’Neill. more

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The milk from Tasmanian Devils could be an important factor in the fight against antibiotic resistance. more

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The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and the American Society for Microbiology )have hosted a conference aiming to help researchers accelerate the development of new antimicrobials. more

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World leaders for the United Nations met this week to discuss the threat of antimicrobial resistance, historically marking it as the fourth time the general assembly has met to discuss a major world health issue. more

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Strains of E. coli resistant to one antibiotic can protect other bacteria growing nearby, according to findings by researchers at MIT more

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Johan Frieling has recently been appointed as the new chief medical officer of Micreos. EPM talks to him about his experience in the pharmaceutical sector and the company’s new antibiotic alternative, Staphefekt more

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Two million fewer antibiotic prescriptions were dispensed between April and December 2015 as part of Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England’s drive to prevent a future health crisis caused by antimicrobial resistance more

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The NHS is making £150m of funding available to hospitals and other healthcare providers that reduce inappropriate antibiotic usage more

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