Episode 2: Kevin Outterson, CARB-X director; a new anti-gonorrhoeal drug; AMR burden in Europe.
In this episode we feature an interview with the director of the CARB-X program, Professor Kevin Outterson, and inaugurating our news section, we bring to you an exciting new drug to treat gonorrhoeal infections and the most recent estimations of AMR burden in Europe.
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- CARB-X: non-profit public-private partnership dedicated to accelerating antibacterial research to tackle the global rising threat of drug-resistant bacteria.
- SIDR: Social Innovation on Drug Resistance Postdoctoral Program.
- Drive AB: developing new economic models to incentivise antibiotic discovery and development activities while safeguarding the efficacy of antibiotics by researching and advocating their appropriate use.
- ReAct: one of the first international independent networks to articulate the complex nature of antibiotic resistance and its drivers.
- Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi): collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development (R&D) organization that is developing new treatments for neglected diseases.
- Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP): joint initiative of DNDi and the WHO, aims to develop and deliver new treatments for bacterial infections where drug resistance is present or emerging, or for which inadequate treatment exists.
- Single-Dose Zoliflodacin (ETX0914) for Treatment of Urogenital Gonorrhea. Original article about the phase-2 trial of Zoliflodacin.
- Experimental treatment appears effective against gonorrhea in small study. News piece about the new antigonorrhoeal, more easy to read!
- Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the EU and the European Economic Area in 2015: a population-level modelling analysis. Original article with the new data of AMR burden in Europe and the EEA.