Note: Be sure to take advantage of the BARDA Industry Day(s) event that occurs Monday-Tuesday of this coming week … see newsletter and forward calendar for details. Dear All, In what could be called Part 2 of Excellent 2023 ASM/ESCMID Talks (read the newsletter on Jen Cohen’s talk on how manufacturing underpins both access and
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Update on 11 October 2023: The annual BARDA Industry Day is 13-14 November 2023! You can attend virtually or in person at the Grand Hyatt Washington, DC. Click here for more details! Dear All, Hot on the heels of the BAA from BARDA and from ARPA-H, we now have a Broad Agency Announcement from the FDA! There
Dear All: Two things today. First, Ursula Theuretzbacher, Miloje Savic, Christine Ardal, and Kevin Outterson have published in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery a brief but instructive snapshot of the global preclinical antibacterial pipeline. This report nicely complements the recent WHO analysis of the clinical pipeline that concluded that “the world is running out of antibiotics.” You’ll want to read the paper yourself (it’s
Dear All (wonkish alert, but the details are fascinating … and with thanks to Kevin Outterson for co-authoring!), Two related items of note for today. First, the PASTEUR Act was introduced today (press release from Rep. Doyle; press release from Rep. Ferguson) into the US House of Representatives by the bipartisan team of U.S. Representatives
Dear All, Two items for your attention today: an immediate action for you to take to support PASTEUR plus a launch event for a major Wellcome Trust project for your calendar. First, as you may recall, the Oversights & Investigations Subcommittee of the US House Energy & Commerce Committee recently held a hearing about the impact of AMR.
Dear All, Along with more than 50 others, I spent Tuesday 12 Sep 2023 on Capitol Hill visiting offices of members of Congress (Senate and House) seeking support for the PASTEUR Act. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that we now have substantial bipartisan support for PASTEUR: it was re-introduced as The Pioneering Antimicrobial
Dear All, Greetings from ECCMID 2023 in Copenhagen! The days are busy, but last night we had a joint session between ECCMID and the Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (GLG) entitled “Forging partnerships between science and policy: A high-level Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) event” had an excellent scientific program focused on prevention and use of diagnostics, but
Dear All, A key theme of all discussions on Pull incentives is that substantial rewards should go only to molecules with high medical value. We’re still learning to define the idea of high value and today’s newsletter brings together 3 threads that feed into this conversation: First, we have the idea a priority pathogen list.
Dear All, Following hard on the heels of the very successful call for signatories of a letter in support of PASTEUR (2 Mar 2023 newsletter; copy of final signed letter with > 230 signatories!), we now have two more calls for letters supporting key AMR funding initiatives. And importantly, you do not have to be
Dear All, A short one today! Please peruse both the funding opportunities and upcoming meetings just below my signature. Of special note: Building on the call in the recent biodefense-focused BAA from NIAID for diagnostic applications, JPIAMR is also looking for diagnostic applications (7 Mar deadline). Very interesting 2 Mar 2023 Duke-Margolis webinar entitled “Data Capture