Note: See also these related newsletters: 13 Jan 2019 (link) on DTR as part of the language of resistance and 7 June 2020 (link) on using DTR to estimate antibiotic value. Dear All (wonk-ish note alert!), Three technical points for your consideration today. All focus on the subtleties of language, something I always find fascinating
This newsletter has a follow-up here and here. Dear All, Today’s theme is a 3-part journey that could be subtitled “Many are called, but few are chosen,” or “It’s easy to kill bacteria — steam, fire, and bleach are consistently effective — but those aren’t drugs!” Our first stop is with a very old compound, bacitracin.
Dear All (wonk-ish note alert and also with particular thanks as always to Kevin Outterson for helping to refine this newsletter): Sparked at least in part by the innovation metrics in recent pipeline analyses (specifically, the ideas of No Cross-Resistance, New Chemical Class, New Target, and New Mechanism of Action) used in the 2018 pipeline
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, Alan Carr has just released his Jan 2020 review of the antibacterial and antifungal market (link). For those of you not familiar with his work, Alan is an analyst for Needham & Company, LLC and has closely followed this space for several years. His newsletters are always deeply instructive and this one is
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
(15 Apr 2021 update: WHO have today released a 2020 update to the report discussed in this newsletter.) Dear All, WHO has today released two exhaustive reviews of the antibacterial R&D universe (and by way of full disclosure, let me say upfront that I participated in the clinical pipeline discussion). Based on a cut-off date
Dear All, For those of you who enjoy listening to learn, here are some updates to recent newsletters that you might enjoy: 9 Jan 2021 (newsletter): “All-In Cost of a New Antibiotic From Discovery to 10 Years on Market“ As you’ll recall, the key point is that the all-in cost is ~$1.7b per new molecule after
Public opinion poll (US): 70%+ agree need for government intervention addressing AMR, including support for AMR R&D
Dear All: IDSA and Research!America have worked together to conduct a broadly representative opinion poll in the United States regarding AMR. The project was supported by Pfizer and surveyed 1,004 adults in the US during October 2018. Key results: Less encouraging but probably an improvement from the past, 1/3rd of respondents thought antibiotics were effective
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