R&D Insight

Sunday 10 Jan: UCSF-Stanford regulatory conference with FDA

Dear All, New on the meetings calendar today is the 10 Jan 2021 UCSF-Stanford Innovations in Regulatory Science Summit. Per the meeting website: “It is a gathering of leaders in the academia, industry and regulatory sectors to discuss the role of regulatory science in medical product development.   “The 2021 Summit will have a major focus on

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Developing antibiotics for children: There are no easy answers

Aside: If you’ve enjoyed the prior discussions of movies to inspire antibiotic R&D and very apropos given the theme of today’s newsletter, please check out the newly released 4-minute YouTube discussion of a scene from Master and Commander in which antibiotics could have saved a young man’s arm! Dear All (Wonkish alert! There’s a lot of

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WHO 2020 clinical/preclinical pipeline review; Chat with WHO’s Peter Beyer

Dear All, WHO have today updated their 2019 clinical/preclinical pipeline review by releasing their 2020 analyses of both the clinical and pre-clinical antibacterial product pipelines (the new 2020 report, the press release). Their 2020 review of antibacterial products in Phase 1 and beyond covers both traditional (n = 43) and non-traditional products (n = 27)

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Weekend reading: HABP-VABP study design; Overview of AMR initiatives

Dear All: Two papers (one with an editorial) that are worth your time. First, we have publication of the long-awaited FNIH (Foundations for the NIH) paper on trial designs for studies of HABP-VABP (Hospital-Associated Bacterial Pneumonia and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia). The paper also comes with an editorial: Talbot, G. H., A. Das, S. Cush, A. Dane, M.

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Where’s the innovation? / Indian Priority Pathogen List / DTR video explainer

Dear All, Three things briefly this evening: First, the observation about the limited degree of innovation across products in Phases 1-3 in the recent newsletter about the Pew Pipeline review (only 1 in 4 are novel classes or novel mechanisms; none are potentially active against Gram-negative ESKAPE pathogens or WHO critical threat pathogens) generated queries along

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WHO RFP: Help build the One Health Research Agenda on AMR

Dear All, WHO are looking for multidisciplinary university groups or other scientific institutions to support the development of a One Health Priority Research Agenda on AMR! Per the RFP on the UN website (https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/146908), the terms of reference include scientific and methodological support for the following activities: Review of the grey literature and policy analysis of

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Implementing your National Action Plan: Tell your story!

Dear All, Building on the success of the previous Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) conferences held in Berlin (2017) and Ghana (2018), the governments of Denmark, Colombia, Ghana and Zambia, with the International Centre for AMR Solutions (ICARS), UN Foundation, UNICEF, and the Wellcome Trust, are together organizing a follow-up Call to Action

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