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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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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 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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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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Clostridioides difficile / CARB-X Year 3 Annual Report / White House OSTP seeks input on the US Bioeconomy

Dear All, Committing serial email this afternoon… First, the note I just sent on FMT for Clostridium difficile (link) prompted comments that the organism is now called Clostridioides difficile. This name change slipped past me, I’ll admit! But it does seem a settled change … see this helpful editorial from May 2019 in Lancet ID for a summary of how the new

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