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The UK commits to a delinked antibiotic purchase model!

Dear All: Wow! It’s happened! As reported this morning in The Times and The Guardian among others, the UK will announce at Davos that it is committing to a 20-year vision and initial 5-year plan to combat AMR. The plan includes actions to reduce infection rates, to reduce antibiotic use, and most importantly for this audience to find a path to delinked

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ARPEGE: New €17m French Consortium tackles economics, diagnostics, and therapeutics

Dear All, On 6 Jan 2022, we had the announcement of the creation of in France of the ARPEGE consortium (AppRoche théraPeutique Economique & diaGnostique de l’antibiorésistancE) or “Economic, diagnostic and therapeutic approach to antibiotic resistance.” Somebody definitely had fun with that acronym! Here’s what you need to know: The French government is providing €9m of

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NHS England antibiotic procurement pilot project: Update webinar on 25 Mar 2020

Dear All, This email was just today received from the team leading the NHS England antibiotic procurement project (go here for a prior newsletter describing the project): Dear Stakeholders, In November 2019, we held a stakeholder webinar to share our response to the comments raised in targeted engagement  and to outline proposals for the procurement process.

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MTEC: A funding source for anti-infective projects that (also) have military uses

Dear All, I have recently become aware of MTEC (Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to accelerate the translation of medical technologies into solutions that prevent and treat injuries and restore the health of United States military personnel.  MTEC is a public-private collaboration between the U.S. federal government and the businesses and

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UK Antibiotic Subscription Pilot implies Pull Incentive of up to $4b across the G20

Note that there is a follow-up newsletter that covers a post-webinar FAQ. After reading this newsletter as introduction, please go here for the follow-up newsletter. Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin Outterson for co-authoring this newsletter), Prior newsletters have covered the antibiotic evaluation procurement pilot being run by NICE and NHS England (go here for the

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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 Pilot Antibiotic Subscription Model: Two candidate antibiotics chosen!

Dear All, Breaking news! Prior newsletters (initial and follow-up) have discussed the UK’s innovative antibiotic subscription pilot (aka, “Netflix for antibiotics”). In brief, the UK intends to identify two innovative antibiotics suitable for being purchased via a delinked model in which the payment to the innovator is a fixed annual fee rather than a per-use

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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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