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FDA EXCLUSIVE: A Spotlight on Regulation in Antibacterial Drug Development

publication date: Dec 15, 2016
author/source: SMi Group


FDA Division of Anti-Infective Products Director, Sumathi Nambair, due to Present at Superbugs & Superdrugs 2017

SMi Group are thrilled to have industry expert Sumathi Nambair, provide regulatory and compliance updates on FDA legislation in antibacterial drug development at the 19th annual 2017 Superbugs & Superdrugs show, returning to Central London on 20th and 21st March.

The long running event will once again gather a global audience of scientific leaders, government bodies and anti-infective specialists, providing a focal point to discuss the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance.

In her current role at the FDA, Dr. Nambiar provides regulatory oversight for anti-infective products, including antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic drugs. Her keynote presentation will explore FDA development programmes and activities to facilitate antibiotic drug discovery.

SMi Group are also delighted to welcome the expertise of Xavier Duportet, CEO from Eligo Bioscience who has recently confirmed to speak. Following a €2M deal from leading microbiome investor, Seventure, the talk will offer progressive insight into sequence-specific antimicrobials for targeted eradication of carriage.

The notable speaker line-up on at Superbugs & Superdrugs 2017 will also include:

  • Richard Bax, Senior Partner, TranScrip
  • Lloyd Czaplewski, Director, Chemical Biology Ventures
  • Chris Houchens, Branch Chief, BARDA
  • James Anderson, Head of Corporate Government Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Aileen Rubio, Head of Biology, Spero Therapeutics
  • David Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Discuva
  • Martin Everett, Chief Scientific Officer, ANTABIO SAS
  • Jean de Gunzburg, Scientific Director, Da Volterra
  • William J Weiss, Director, Pre-Clinical Services, UNT System College of Pharmacy


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About SMi Group:

Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at



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