HHS forges unprecedented partnership to combat antimicrobial resistance

HHS forges unprecedented partnership to combat antimicrobial resistance

07/28/2016

To address one of the greatest modern threats to public health — antibiotic resistance — the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Wellcome Trust of London, the AMR Centre of Alderley Park (Cheshire, United Kingdom), and Boston University School of Law will create one of the world’s largest public-private partnerships focused on preclinical discovery and development of new antimicrobial products. The Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator, or CARB-X, represents a global innovation project for antibiotic products research and development. CARB-X brings together multiple domestic and international partners and capabilities to find potential antibiotics and move them through preclinical testing to enable safety and efficacy testing in humans and greatly reducing the business risk, which can make advanced development more attractive to private sector investment.Additional information about is available at http://www.carb-x.org.

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