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Building momentum for delinked incentives: Key upcoming webinars

Dear All, A brief note today as I am traveling (yes, really … first time in almost 18 months) but wanted to share these 3 important upcoming meetings. The theme I expect to hear running through them all is that (i) innovation is possible (the CARB-X Year 5 report is amazing!), (ii) new antibiotics must both

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Great job opportunity in Boston: CARB-X seeks an additional Director of R&D

Dear All: CARB-X is looking for you! This new job was just now posted: The Director of R&D is a new senior role on the leadership team of CARB-X, reporting directly to the Executive Director (Kevin Outterson). Here’s the brief: “The Director of R&D will take responsibility for the planning, review, awarding and monitoring of novel R&D projects

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Stewardship & Access Guide from CARB-X, Wellcome, and partners: Analysis, video chat

Dear All, Novel antibacterial agents, vaccines, and diagnostics will do little if they are not widely available and used responsibly. CDDEP’s recent report entitled “The State of the World’s Antibiotics in 2021” makes this very clear: “… more people in LMICs (low-middle-income countries) die from lack of access to antimicrobials than from resistant infection.” Hence, CARB-X has

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Start your engines! BARDA antibiotic procurement RFP / CARB-X 2019 funding round webinar

Dear All: Two things of note this afternoon… First, the previously noted BARDA RFP to acquire biothreat antibiotics is now posted here with submissions accepted through 21 June 2019: “Under this RFP, BARDA plans to support the procurement of antibiotic(s), which will either be delivered to the ASPR/SNS or maintained as VMI, using Project BioShield (PBS) funds. “PBS funds will also support

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CARB-X funding round #1, SDRI 2017, & Antibiotic-tainted seafood

Dear All: Just in case you missed the 30 March annoucement, see at right a snapshot of the first 11 Powered by CARB-X funded companies. Initial funding is $24m, with  potentially a further $24m if the companies hit their milestones. With the funds provided by the companies themselves, the total potential investment is $75m. This is just the start:

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Powered by CARB-X: Portfolio expansion announced today!

​Dear All: CARB-X has today announced funding of 7 more companies, bringing the total funded portfolio to 17 potential new therapies (or preventatives) and 1 novel point-of-care diagnostic (see graphic above). Befitting the international nature of those of you who read my occasional notes (see map just below), there are now funded companies in 6 countries (US, UK, France,

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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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CARB-X is seeking additional accelerators to expand support for its pipeline

Dear All: It is exciting to see that CARB-X today announced that it is seeking to partner with up to 6 additional accelerator organizations to expand its drug development and business support for its growing pipeline of early development antibacterial research projects. The Powered by CARB-X portfolio currently has 22 active projects in its pipeline, with more project announcements

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