Government Action

21st Century Cures v2.0 — PASTEUR Act is embedded!

Dear All, Building on the success of the 21st Century Cures Act passed in 2016 and springboarding from a concept paper published in Science, U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, and Fred Upton, R-Michigan, have today introduced the 21st Century Cures Act v2.0! Here are the links you need: Discussion draft of the Cures 2.0 bill Cures 2.0

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WHO-FAO-OIE-UNEP survey on a multi-stakeholder AMR platform

Dear All (this newsletter experiments with an Executive Summary/Details format; let me know what you think),  (Executive Summary)  As a further support for implementation of recommendations from the UN Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (IACG AMR), the Tripartite Plus (WHO-FAO-OIE-UNEP) are seeking to create a Partnership Platform that will “engage institutions representing states, markets and

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Ex-US new antibiotic access: Multi-year delays, even in Europe!

Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin Outterson for co-authoring this newsletter), Post-newsletter addendum: A slide deck that summarizes the data from the paper is now available. We talked in a 22 Mar 2021 newsletter about ensuring access to new antibiotics and you should take a moment to refresh your memory of its discussions of

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“Astonishing mismatch”: Market potential of AMR tools vs. patient needs

Dear All, We have today an excellent report from the Global AMR R&D Hub entitled “Estimating Global Patient Needs and Market Potential for Priority Health Technologies Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance.” Both the bottom line and the key message of the report are clearly stated in the Preface: “… we hope that by showing the astonishing mismatch

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US DoD SBIR grants to develop small molecules for MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Dear All, The US Department of Defense (DoD) is offering funds through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program for a “Novel Antibiotic for the Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infections.” Antibody, phage, and vaccine approaches are out of scope and the business must be located in the United States. To find the funding offer, navigate

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UK seeks 6 volunteers for its Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Prescribing, Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections (APRHAI)

Dear All, I think the importance of this is self-explanatory (go here for the .pdf information pack): “The Department of Health and Social Care is seeking to make 6 appointments to the Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Prescribing, Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections (ARPHAI). ARPHAI is a UK-wide, independent, non-executive advisory committee, which provides practical and scientific advice

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US National Action Plan for Combatting AMR: 2020-25 update!

Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin Outterson for doing the heavy lifting on this note), As you may recall, the US National Action Plan for Combatting Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria (US NAP CARB) was launched in 2015 on the heels of the 2013 CDC report on antimicrobial threats (link to that report) and is/was a

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