Incentives

CC4CARB solicitation is out (16 Mar 2020 deadline) / Superb WSJ podcast on antibiotic economics

Dear All, I wrote on 3 Jan 2020 (link) about the NIAID contract intended to establish an innovative Chemistry Center for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CC4CARB). The formal solicitation has now gone live and can be found here. The deadline for applications is 16 Mar 2020. Get to it! In parallel, there is a superb Wall Street Journal podcast dated 13 Jan 2020 about

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2020 US Federal Funding Bill boosts support for AMR

Dear All, On Friday, 20 Dec 2020, legislation was signed to fund the US government through Sep 2020. Relevant to AMR: The bill provides a $50 million increase in funding to NIAID for antimicrobial resistance. NIAID will also have to report to Congress on the success rate for these particular grants. The bill provides funding for

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New economic models for antibiotics: Are we there yet? No, but we ARE on the road

Dear All, The Duke-Margolis team hosted an excellent full-day workshop on 16 Jan 2020. Entitled “Exploring Opportunities to Reform Antimicrobial Payment and Post-Market Incentives” and chaired by Mark McClellan, the workshop’s outstanding cast of presenters and discussants provided a thorough discussion of both the need for new payment models and and the many ongoing activities focused

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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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NIAID/DMID seeks contract proposals for AMR / 9 Apr 2020 deadline

Dear All, As part of a NIAID Omnibus Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) posted on 31 Dec 2019, NIAID’s Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID, link) has three research areas (RAs) soliciting contract proposals for preclinical and clinical development of vaccines, therapeutic, and diagnostics for microbial pathogens. The entire BAA can be found here. The three RAs

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NIAID to fund a Chemistry Center for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CC4CARB)

Dear All, Warm up your chemistry set! NIAID has just released a pre-solicitation notice of their intent to request applications for a new NIAID contract intended to establish an innovative Chemistry Center for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CC4CARB). NIAID anticipates awarding a single CC4CARB contract funding 28,000 direct labor hours per year for up to 5 years. The core

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WAAW: Impact investing, podcasts, reports, and logos!

Dear All, Today we have a bit of a potpourri for WAAW (World Antibiotic Awareness Week). Lots of good stuff… In the new meetings category, we have two meetings for investors seeking social impact: 23 Nov 2020 (online, 6-7p CET): Webinar sponsored by Access to Medicine Foundation (ATM) entitled “The Materiality of Superbugs: Investor Action

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Pew infographic: Antibiotic R&D needs economic incentives

Dear All, I hope you have been enjoying the excellent new pipeline analysis from Pew Trusts (10 Mar 2021 newsletter) and in particular their clever animated graphic showing pipeline evolution from 2014 to 2020. To build on this, Pew Trusts have now posted a webpage entitled “Antibiotic Development Needs Economic Incentives” that features a pair of

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UK Antibiotic Subscription Pilot: Updates from a webinar

Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin Outterson for co-authoring), We’ve written and talked before from various perspectives about the groundbreaking UK NHS England-, NHS Improvement-, and NICE-sponsored antibiotic subscription pilot project: 10 Feb 2021: Fabulous 5-minute video explainer on the economics of antibiotics by Andrew Jack of Financial Times Superb discussions of Push/Pull, the role

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