Updated Pew Pipeline analysis of both traditional and non-traditional antimicrobial agents in development

Dear All:

To start the new year, I’ve learned that Pew has updated their pipeline analysis. First released in Feb 2014, it has been steadily updated ever since. This newest analysis has a data cut-off of Sep 2017 and covers both traditional antibiotics as well as non-traditional products. All the links you need are just below my signature, but let me point out a few highlights:

  • Separate commentaries are provided on the state of the traditional and non-traditional pipeline.
  • An excellent infographic is provided. Here’s a little piece of it. Combined with the idea that at most 1 in 5 of these products will reach registration, you have a very scary story indeed
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  • As you know, WHO has also recently published a pipeline analysis. The two analyses are complementary and we have a joint blog from the organizations.
  • Pew’s analysis extends that of WHO by covering non-traditional products such as vaccines, microbiome products, immune enhancers, and more. There are 32 of these underway right now. As these are challenging and high-risk products to develop, I am glad to see this level of effort.
  • If you are interested in doing your own analytics, note that the pipeline charts are interactive and can be sorted by development phase, drug class, pathogen coverage, and more. You can also download past versions of the pipeline tables.

Core message: We have a pipeline, but it remains VERY thin. Let’s all get busy and see what can be developed to address the problem of antibiotic resistance!

All best wishes, –jr

John H. Rex, MD | Chief Medical Officer, F2G Ltd. | Expert-in-Residence, Wellcome Trust. Follow me on Twitter: @JohnRex_NewAbx. See past newsletters and subscribe for the future: http://amr.solutions/blog/

Pew’s Dec 2017 Traditional/Small Molecule Antibiotics Analyses

Pew’s Dec 2017 Nontraditional Products Analyses

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