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
Please be sure to look closely at the events calendar: Q&A with Scott Gottlieb, Lipinski on Lipinski, and more! Dear All: FDA’s 21-22 Aug 2018 workshop on the development of non-traditional antibacterial agents was an excellent discussion of core challenges in this area. The agenda plus all the meeting materials (including the public comment slides and
Commissioner Gottleib (New FDA initiatives, need for Pull incentives) + updated Pew pipeline analyses
Dear All: It was a HUGE day at the Pew Charitable Trusts today! First, Commissioner Scott Gottleib gave a superb and very exciting speech. You can either read or listen to the entire speech. There is also a panel discussion after his talk that is worth replaying. Here are some highlights from Commissioner Gottleib’s talk: FDA is working to coordinate
Dear All, I just today learned that FDA have posted their FY 2023 funding opportunities. All the details are on this webpage and I’m just going to reproduce the text below my signature for your reference. I’ll also add a few details in italics. Lots of good opportunities here! –jr John H. Rex, MD |
Dear All (detailed and wonkish note alert … lots of thinking out loud … get some coffee and settle in!), I wrote previously (link) about FDA’s planned workshop on animal models to support antibacterial development and I was able to listen to the workshop via webcast. As brief context (and please be sure to look
Dear All (moderately long note alert; be sure to note the new list of funding opportunities just below my signature), FDA have announced a public workshop on 5 Mar 2020 to discuss progress and challenges in the development and advancement of various animal models for serious infection. The Federal Register notice is here and registration is here.
Dear All: Two things on a Friday: First, I just learned of IDSA’s release of its latest paper (link) in the Bad Bugs/No Drugs and 10×20 series. Officially entitled “The Infectious Diseases Society of America’s 10 × ’20 Initiative (Ten New Systemic Antibacterial Agents FDA-approved by 2020): Is 20 × ’20 a Possibility?”, I think a
FDA Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee (AMDAC) on 26 Apr 2019: IM Bacitracin for staphylococcal pneumonia and empyema in infants?!
Addendum: This is the first of a series of newsletters on IM bacitracin. Go here for the next newsletter. Dear All: FDA has announced that on 26 April (8:30a-1:00p) it will have an Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee to “… discuss the safety and effectiveness of bacitracin for intramuscular injection for the treatment of infants with pneumonia and
Dear All: Apologies for the back-to-back emails, but this one just came across the transom. In brief, FDA will hold a public meeting on Friday 12 Jul 2019 (9a-3p EDT, FDA White Oak Campus) at which FDA is soliciting public comment on the 2018 LPAD (Limited Population Pathway for Antibacterial and Antifungal Drugs) guidance. You can register
Dear All: FDA held a workshop (go here for workshop agenda and materials) on 8 Apr 2019 on “Development of Antibacterial Drugs for the Treatment of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease.” I attended by webcast and worked with an on-the-spot attendee (David Melnick of Spero Therapeutics) to develop this summary. The workshop started with a review of the underlying