Y2021

AMR Action Fund ($1b for P2-3): Video chat with new CEO! New committed funds!

Dear All, I’ve written before about the AMR Action Fund (9 Jul 2020 newsletter): In brief, it is ~$1b pledged by over 20 leading pharmaceutical companies to support the Phase 2-3 studies needed to bring 2-4 new antibiotics to approval by 2030 Stated differently, the AMR Action Fund provides Push incentives for Phase 2-3 to complement the Push Incentives

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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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Brilliant 5-minute video explainer of the AMR problem!

 Dear All, Andrew Jack of the Financial Times (FT) has produced a superb 5-minute video explainer of the AMR challenge! Featuring cameos from Kevin Outterson (CARB-X), Christine Ardal (Norwegian Institute of Public Health), and Manica Balasegaram (GARDP), the video deftly illustrates the economic challenge, the way that delinked Netflix-like models provide a solution, and the

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Fabulous full-time AMR-focused leadership role at WHO! Apply now!

Dear All, Just now posted is an excellent opportunity to be a full-time Team Lead at WHO in the AMR group with Peter Beyer. Here’s the link you need: https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2100011 In brief, this is a very visible and senior Team Lead role with a top-level job description of “Develops and proposes innovative technical health policies

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Job with global impact: Director, CIDRAP Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Dear All, Launched in 2016, the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) at the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) of the University of Minnesota works to provide support globally to the the infectious disease community via such diverse activities as ASP-oriented podcasts, webinars, journal clubs, and other resources. CIDRAP itself is directed by the

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All-in cost of a new antibiotic from discovery to 10 years on market

Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin Krause for co-authoring this newsletter), The elements that contribute to the all-in cost of an antibiotic have been reviewed in two prior newsletters: 6 Mar 2020 (focused on cost of R&D to approval): What does an antibiotic cost to develop? What is it worth? How to afford it? 7 Jan

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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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Jan-Feb meetings; CDC releases Healthcare Epidemiology RFP

Dear All: Happy New Year! I hope everyone was able to take a least a brief break over the holidays. Two things for today. First, there are two meetings in January and one in February that have just popped onto my radar. See the meetings calendar for a pair of Keystone Symposia on the microbiome,

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