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WHO Vaccine pipeline review; CDC on impact of COVID on AMR

Dear All, WHO continues to crank out those pipeline reviews … now we have one for bacterial vaccines! Go here for the press release and here for the report. The report considers data from 2010 forward and (interestingly) provides data on both active and failed projects. The review identified 94 active preclinical candidates and 61

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India bans food ag use of colistin / CDC updates report on US use of antibiotics

Dear All, Two mid-week notes: First (and huge!), India’s Ministry of Health issued a notification last week prohibiting the “manufacture, sale and distribution of the drug colistin and its formulations for food-producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements” because such use is “likely to involve risk to human beings.” You can find this on multiple

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CDC funds more than 20 AMR-focused projects!

​Dear All:  CDC has today announced $9m in funding for more than 20 new projects focused on slowing or combating antimicrobial resistance. Part of the CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative, these projects span a broad range that includes surveillance (C. auris, antibiotic resistance in a watershed, antibiotic resistance in poultry farms), diagnostics (POC tools, what’s in hospital sewage

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Pew’s SPARK goes live / FDA on Master Protocols and Adaptive Designs / CDC’s Fungal Awareness Week

Dear All: Potpourri! Four things of note… First, Pew’s SPARK (Shared Platform for Antibiotic Research and Knowledge) has now gone live. Seeking to address a core issue in Pew’s Scientific Roadmap for Antibiotic Discovery, SPARK is a cloud-based sharing tool for data on how molecules enter and stay inside of Gram-negative bacteria. To learn more, mark your calendar

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Initiatives for addressing AMR in the environment: Reports from a joint WT, CDC, and UK-SIN project

Dear All: The United Kingdom Science and Innovation Network (UK-SIN), the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), and the Wellcome Trust (WT) have recently released a white paper highlighting the potential for the environment (e.g., soil and water) to be a source of antimicrobial-resistant microbes that can affect human health: Executive Summary: Initiatives

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CDC BAA: Surveillance, endpoints for decolonization, and more…

Dear All, Greetings in the new year! I just tonight picked up on this fascinating BAA (Broad Agency Announcement) from CDC: BAA 75D301-23-R-72545 as described on this general overview webpage: https://sam.gov/opp/15229982f7c348f69fd35e9a0add8aba/view The BAA itself  Timeline: Initial white papers (max 4 pages, see page 76 of the BAA for details) are due by 3 Feb 2023; Invitations for

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FDA-NIAID-CDC: Developing drugs for gonorrhea, 23 Apr 21 workshop

Dear All, FDA, NIAID and CDC have announced a public workshop on development considerations of antimicrobial drugs for the treatment of gonorrhea. The workshop will cover both nonclinical (preclinical) and clinical trial design considerations: Animal models Clinical pharmacology considerations Trial design considerations for gonorrhea, such as enrollment strategies, choice of comparators and site of infection.

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Jan-Feb meetings; CDC releases Healthcare Epidemiology RFP

Dear All: Happy New Year! I hope everyone was able to take a least a brief break over the holidays. Two things for today. First, there are two meetings in January and one in February that have just popped onto my radar. See the meetings calendar for a pair of Keystone Symposia on the microbiome,

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