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12 Crucial Insights into Tackling Antibiotic Resistance at Superbugs 2016
Have superbugs breached the last line of antibiotic defences for the first time? Industry gathers next March to collaborate on tackling antimicrobial resistance
With a focus on pushing financial and collaborative incentives to accelerate clinical success of antibiotic drugs, the agenda for SMi’s 18th annual summit on Superbugs & Superdrugs will spotlight on models for successful partnerships, progressive R&D, strengthening the antibiotic pipeline and pioneering approaches to "smart" antibiotics.
The timely event follows on from recent news confirming that superbugs resistant to all antibiotics, have spread to Europe for the first time after it was revealed a patient in Denmark has become infected with an untreatable form of salmonella. Experts fear it is the start of a global epidemic of untreatable infections.*
* Source: http://m.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11556763
The advisory board for SMi's 18th annual Conference "Superbugs & Superdugs" said: "To combat potential epidemic requires both industry and government collaboration on an international level in antibiotics R&D investments, preventive measures and emergency response"
The programme for the established industry gathering will provide 12 insights into tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
- Transcrip Partners open the conference discussing what needs to be done NOW
- BARDA provide guidance on funding opportunities and address goals in the US National Plan to combat AMR
- The role of touch surfaces in the acquisition of infection and spread of AMR explained by ACT Surfaces Ltd
- New in vitro models to understand drug resistance at the tissue site of infection presented by Karolinksa Institutet
- Puiblic Health England investigate outbreaks using whole genome sequencing as a gold standard approach for molecule strain typing
- QuantuMDx Group optimise speed and accuracy for rapid detection
- Chemical Biology Ventures review the alternatives to antibiotics
- Spero Therapeutics develop NCE's and combination methods that successfully penetrate the outer bacterial membrane
- Da Volterra discuss clinical development of broad-spectrum anti-infective treatment drugs
- Antimicrobial peptides explored by Cantab Anti-Infectives
- UNT Health Science Center's Director, William Weiss, looks at the rationale for combination therapy
- TNO analyse AMR development through metagenomics and look ahead into the next generation of sequencing.
This is just a snapshot of what will be included on the agenda for Superbugs & Superdrugs 2016. Further information including the full speaker line-up and detailed itinerary is available online.
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