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A Nature Article, a PASTEUR Act Op-Ed, and a VERY Important Phone Number

Dear All, First, Nature published an excellent article entitled “The importance of antimicrobial resistance in medical mycology” by Gow et al. The first sentence of the introduction really packs a punch — “The age of antibiotics, spanning only 80 years, is now entering a period of progressive and widespread emergence of drug-resistant organisms that threaten to bring

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Your vote counts! Support the UN proposal for an AMR-focused Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicator

Dear All, Your vote counts! The UN’s Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) is conducting an open consultation on proposals it is considering including in the 2020 Comprehensive Review and is seeking the global community’s comments on these proposals (link to summary web page). The 17 SDGs were adopted in 2015 and are really driving

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BARDA’s DRIVe is looking for you! Can you help them run a venture fund?

Dear All: I’ve written before about BARDA’s DRIVe initiative (Division of Research Innovation and Ventures, launched June 2018) that seeks to develop countermeasures for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats, as well as for pandemic influenza and emerging infectious diseases.  As a core part of this work, DRIVe Ventures seeks to link innovators and investors through creation of a VC-like

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Help update the WHO clinical antibacterial pipeline analysis

Dear All: As you know, WHO produced a pipeline update with a cut-off date of 1 July 2018. It’s now published both as a manuscript (Theuretzbacher et al. Lancet ID 2018, link) and a set of summary tables (link). Team WHO would like to update this analysis with a cut-off date of 1 Aug 2019. They

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CARB-X 2019: Calls announced covering non-traditionals, vaccines-biologics, diagnostics, and direct-acting small molecules

​Aside: There is now an application link for the Mar 2020 Antibacterial R&D GRC meeting. See calendar listing below my signature! Dear All: CARB-X this week announced its 2019 calls for proposals (link). There are four application rounds: Non-traditional approaches: Funding Round 1 will be open for Expressions of Interest June 3 – June 10, 2019, 5 PM

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Extended deadline: NIAID call for proposals for therapeutics & vaccines for resistant bacteria

Also note several new webinars in the forward meeting list! Dear All: NIAID currently has an open BAA (Broad Agency Announcement, HHS-NIH-NIAID-BAA2019-1, link), that calls for proposals across three research areas: Medical Countermeasures (MCMs), therapeutics for resistant bacteria, and vaccines for resistant bacteria. The deadline for Research Area 001 (MCMs) is still 20 May 2019, but the

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Calling all developers: Join the global and EU-based alliances for AMR

Dear All: Yes, I know that yesterday’s Scary/Scarier/Scariest newsletter about Achaogen was a downer. That note was as hard to write as I’m sure it was to read! I’ve received multiple comments and questions regarding the path forward and you can expect a follow-up note on this in the near future. For today, an initial way to act for

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JPIAMR: Network proposal call; BARDA: DRIVe Accelerator call

Dear All: I trust you are now home after ECCMID in Madrid … it was an excellent meeting. Two new funding opportunities have recently crossed my radar: brief summaries and one key link for each are here with some further details below my signature.  EU JPIAMR funding call: As part of its Virtual Research Institute

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Two research calls: FDA (rabbit VAP models) and JPIAMR (aquatic pollutants)

Dear All, Two important new research calls are now out. First, FDA is offering research funding of up to $1m to support creation of rabbit models of ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (VAP or VABP, depending on your preferred abbreviation) due to carbapenem-resistant strains of A. baumannii and P. aeruginosa. The call for proposals is via FDA Broad Agency Announcement (FDABAA-20-00123N, link), an ongoing

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Let’s help Alan Carr do a COVID-19 point insight survey

Dear All, I promise that the next email will be all about the 25 Mar 2020 NHS England webinar on their antibiotic evaluation and procurement pilot (you’re going to love it … NICE and NHS England are doing great stuff … go here if you want to see a prior newsletter on this topic), BUT

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