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Updating WHO’s Bacterial Priority Pathogen List: Call for advisors

Dear All, Deadline: 15 August 2021: The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking experts to serve as members of the Advisory Group on the Bacterial Priority Pathogen List (AG BPPL). A “Call for experts” document provides information about the advisory group and the expert profiles being sought for the group. The document also provides information on

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Horizon Europe 2021-2027: Initial AMR-focused calls now posted!

Dear All (and with thanks to Arjon van Hengel for co-authoring), As was discussed in newsletters dated 28 Nov 2020 (a general announcement) and 29 Apr 2021 (comments by Stella Kyriakides), the EU has announced an ambitious Pharmaceutical Strategy with initiatives that includes development of Pull incentives for antimicrobials among a number of other topics (see the 28

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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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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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