Y2021

Major Job Opening: Head of the Global AMR R&D Hub Secretariat

Dear All, Launched in 2018, the Global AMR R&D Hub was established following a call from G20 Leaders to address challenges and improve coordination and collaboration in global AMR R&D using a One Health approach. For a bit more more context on the AMR R&D hub, see this 25 Aug 2020 newsletter about the hub’s dashboard project and

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Amended Indian PPL slide / SUPERBUGS Act / Novo REPAIR Global Call

Dear All, Three bits of news you can use… First, when I wrote yesterday about the new Indian Priority Pathogen List (PPL), I said that it was similar to the WHO PPL list except for the addition of Staphylococcus epidermidis (and speculated that this relates to the role of S. epidermidis in neonatal sepsis). Well, it

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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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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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Pew infographic: Antibiotic R&D needs economic incentives

Dear All, I hope you have been enjoying the excellent new pipeline analysis from Pew Trusts (10 Mar 2021 newsletter) and in particular their clever animated graphic showing pipeline evolution from 2014 to 2020. To build on this, Pew Trusts have now posted a webpage entitled “Antibiotic Development Needs Economic Incentives” that features a pair of

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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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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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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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